721.2315/325: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru ( Poindexter )


1. Embassy’s telegram number 110, December 30, 6 p.m. It being important to have as many causes of dissension between the Latin American Republics as possible removed before the Pan American Conference convenes,72 you should take up this question again with the Foreign Minister or with the President, or both. The Department [Page 333] has been informed that there is real danger that Colombia may sever diplomatic relations if the treaty is not ratified after repeated promises of President Leguía. Such action would naturally cause serious embarrassment to the Government of the United States which sponsored the protocol.73

The Department does not think there is any use in discussing the question with Velarde. …

  1. Convened at Habana, Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, 1928.
  2. See procès-verbal of a meeting between representatives of the United States, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil, Mar. 4, 1925, at Washington, Foreign Relations, 1925, vol. i, p. 461.