817.00/4542a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua (Eberhardt)

34. Associated Press reports from Managua that Chinandega has been captured and burned by revolutionary forces. Please report by telegraph.

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It is also reported that this information was obtained by an American aviator in the service of the Diaz Government. Please inform the Department whether American citizens are serving in the Nicaraguan army and if so how many and positions they hold.