815.00/2588: Telegram

The Minister in Honduras (Morales) to the Secretary of State

53. Referring to Legation’s telegram 51 of May 26, noon. The conference was held this afternoon. The President at the last moment refused to attend, sending the Minister for Foreign Affairs to represent him. Colindres withdrew as a candidate stating that his action was voluntary and in the interest of peace. Carias stated that he could not withdraw as his adherents were opposed to such action on his part. He suggested that Arias and Bonilla come to a decision whereby one of them would oppose him at the polls. I believe that the latter two will eventually agree upon a solution either by a compromise candidate or by one of them representing the Liberal Party.