818.6363 Am 6/95: Telegram

The Chargé in Costa Rica (Thurston) to the Secretary of State

114. My July 21st, 9 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee of Congress yesterday rendered report on British demands. Report denies ability of any foreign power to declare a Costa Rican law unconstitutional and reaffirms validity of law 41. Suggests that under provisions of law 41 possibility may exist of excepting Amory contract from its provisions, this question to be submitted to an arbitrator but the decision whether such arbitrations shall be resorted to must be made by Executive. Declared the Royal Bank of Canada matter must be submitted to the courts.

It is stated that designation Ricardo Jimenez21 will be insisted on by Congress as arbitrator of Amory question.

  1. Ex-President of Costa Rica.