The Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin) to the Secretary of State

No. 3676

Sir: With reference to my despatch No. 3641, of February 3, 1921,42 relative to the recognition of Mexico by Italy, I have the honor to report that in a private conversation with the Italian Minister here, on the 16th, Mr. Carrara stated to me that he did not know whether or not his Government had recognized General Obregon. He said that he had received a telegram from Mr. Brambilla, the Italian Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Washington, reporting local press notices to the effect that Italy had recognized the new Government in Mexico and asking for an explanation. Mr. Carrara stated that he had replied to Mr. Brambilla requesting that the press notices be not denied and adding that he did not know whether Mexico had been recognized or not.

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George T. Summerlin
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