710.E/187: Telegram

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


16. I am informed by the Brazilian Ambassador that as a result of pressure brought by the President of Chile, he has received instructions to endeavor to persuade the Government of Mexico to reconsider its action in declining the invitation to take part in the Fifth Pan American Conference at Santiago. He said that he had not yet received a reply from the Mexican Government, and intimated that one had not been made because the authorities feared that the delegates from the United States might place the Mexican delegates in an embarrassing position by making reservations to agreements or conventions. I await instructions.