816.01/275: Telegram

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

86. Your 45, December 10, 2 p.m. Suggestion of a commission of inquiry has been given up. Pacheco, to save his face, now proposes the signature of a protocol to say that the question of the treaties will be taken up in April. Minister of Foreign Affairs informs me that Guatemala will not sign any such protocol and that the most he will agree to will be some notice in the press to the effect that discussions of the treaties is inopportune now and must be postponed until April.

Repeated to San José.