810.796/5 supp.: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Venezuela (Engert)


7. Your telegram No. 5, February 17, 1 p.m., and Department’s telegram No. 5, March 3, 6 p.m., in reply.

Endeavor in an informal and discreet manner to ascertain the attitude of the Government of Venezuela toward the establishment by American interests of commercial air lines in Venezuela, or air lines connecting Venezuela with neighboring nations and the United States. Without further definite instructions, do not make any statement which could possibly be interpreted as favoring any specific interest or any particular project.

This information is desired by the Department simply for its guidance when advising American interests which may inquire as to the probable attitude of the Government of Venezuela toward the possible extension of air lines to Venezuela or the establishment of air lines within that country.