The Chargé in Nicaragua ( Hanna ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:10 p.m.]
162. Supplementing my 160, June 12, noon.98 There is a strong desire among Nicaraguans for the construction of good roads and the impression is increasing, especially among leading men in the bandit infested region, that the construction of roads in these regions if continued for a sufficient period of time would result in the elimination of banditry. This impression is also growing among many of President Moncada’s advisers and I believe that he will offer no serious objection to the plan other than the difficulties of finding funds to carry it out. I believe, however, that the funds may be obtained by a readjustment of existing expenditures and plans for public improvements in other directions.