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

70. Department’s instruction No. 1248, May 26th. For various local reasons it seemed best not to approach the President direct, but the substance of the last paragraph has been informally conveyed to him by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

No concessions appear as yet to have been granted to any foreign interests but the German Colombian Company has long been trying to obtain one and there is a vague British proposal for a line between Trinidad, La Guayra, Curaçao, Maracaibo.