825.00 Revolutions/102: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Culbertson) to the Secretary of State

94. Referring to Department’s telegram number 36, June 15, 5 p.m., the de facto government has responded very satisfactorily to my suggestions of moderation and fair treatment for American interests. I took up with them yesterday the threatened strike of the employees of the electric company and received effective cooperation. Today I had a long informal talk with the de facto Minister of Foreign Affairs on bank deposits and general policy and he said emphatically that their policy is to respect and protect foreign interests. Moreover, the managers of the American companies who have had contacts during recent days with the Government report fair and considerate treatment. I do not wish to minimize the seriousness or the uncertainty of conditions but for the time being at least the authorities now in the Moneda give prompt attention to my requests and are trying to avoid anything which might antagonize the American Government.

Referring to the Department’s telegram number 38, June 15, 7 p.m.,15 it would be futile to say whether or not the attitude will last even if this Junta lasts.

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