812.79614/5: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Geissler)

13. Your despatch 1415, February 4.15 Article 24 of the contract apparently grants a virtual monopoly of air traffic between the points mentioned in Article 1. Please call this to the attention of the appropriate authorities and express the hope of this Government that no exclusive concession, preference or monopoly will be granted which would deny to American citizens a fair and equal opportunity to compete in commercial aviation in Guatemala.

  1. Not printed; it transmitted a copy of the proposed contract between Francisco Buch de Parada and the Government of Guatemala.