813.00 Washington/387: Telegram

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

82. The following telegram has been sent to the Legation in Costa Rica:

November 19, 1 p.m. Your November 19, 10 a.m.9 Guatemalan Government was surprised that Pacheco should announce his visit without previous inquiry as to whether it would be agreeable. In view of the fact that the Guatemalan Government and various important Guatemalans have come out in the press in favor of the treaties of 1923, they do not see what he expects to accomplish as they obviously do not agree with his idea of denouncing the treaties. Further, if Pacheco’s visit is made with a view to securing the recognition of General Martínez, the Guatemalan Government points out that the treaty of peace and amity remains binding until January 1934 and that General Martínez could not be recognized in any event until after that. …

Question of Pacheco’s rank has no importance.

Repeated to Department and Central American missions.

  1. Not printed; it reported that Pacheco intended to leave early the following week for Guatemala. Pacheco sailed November 23. (713.1311/112;114;119)