816.01/7: Telegram

The Chargé in Honduras ( Higgins ) to the Secretary of State

188. Legation’s telegram No. 187, December 5, 11 a.m. Minister of Foreign Affairs has formally requested me that he be advised, as soon as the Department decides, whether it will recognize the Martínez regime in Salvador as he states the action of his Government will be in conformity with that of the United States.

He showed me a telegram from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Martínez regime which considerably twisted the facts concerning recent events making it appear that Araujo has resigned voluntarily and that the transfer of Executive power had been effected properly and constitutionally and making a strong bid for Honduran recognition.

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Higgins