817.00 Bandit Activities, 1931/239: Telegram

The Chargé in Nicaragua (Beaulac) to the Secretary of State

167. Department’s 175, September 17, 2 p.m. The Acting Jefe Director of the Guardia has assured me that in the event death sentences have been imposed as reported to the Department they will not be carried out. Such sentences would have to be confirmed by him and by the President of Nicaragua.

The Legation has no copy of its 1328 of February 18, 193052 but so far as I am able to ascertain there are still no civil courts adequate to deal with cases involving banditry.

  1. Presumably because of the destruction of the archives in the earthquake at Managua; see pp. 780 ff.