814.00/1040: Telegram

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

1. Your 134, December 31, 6 p.m.2 Telegraph explicitly whether the resignations of Palma and Luis Chacon were freely and voluntarily given or whether they were given under compulsion. The same regarding President Chacon’s resignation and also whether the action of the Assembly in electing the new Designates and accepting the resignations was done voluntarily or whether there was duress. Please cable fully on any other aspects of the situation which the Department should take into consideration in determining its future action in the premises.