Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation With the Chilean Ambassador (Cruchaga), January 18, 1927


Proceeding to another matter the Ambassador stated that he had just returned from Mexico City where he had gone in his capacity as Presiding Judge of one of the Mixed Claims Commissions in which Mexico is interested. While there he stated that he had had a conversation with President Calles and with SeƱor Saenz, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In substance these gentlemen had authorized and requested the Ambassador to say to the Secretary of State that if this Government should propose arbitration of the existing differences under the Petroleum Law, such proposal would be favorably considered by the Mexican Government.