812.00/25033: Telegram

The Representative on Special Mission in Cuba (Crowder) to the Secretary of State

70. President Zayas asked me to ascertain privately whether views of State Department had undergone change since Céspedes’49 telegram of April 28th in substance that it would be agreeable if Cuban recognition of Obregon Government should be made coincident with [Page 433] our own. Position of Mexican Minister who has been here since Carranza’s time seems to make it necessary for Cuba to inform him definitely whether it will receive communication from him announcing that Obregon has assumed the Government of Mexico; otherwise he talks of leaving. It is suggested that Martín Rivero, Cuban Delegate Mexico, now here might be instructed in the event he returns to cooperate with United States Chargé at Mexico in a helpful way.

  1. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban Minister at Washington.