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The Chargé in Guatemala (Donald) to the Secretary of State

50. Your circular June 17, 6 p.m. My impression of reaction in Guatemala to Martínez manifesto is that it is felt that Martínez has put something over on the United States; that it is an extremely bad precedent and would very probably raise similar ambitions in other malcontents. Previous conversations with the Minister for Foreign Affairs lead me to believe the Guatemalan Government views the situation with concern and believes a stronger policy advisable, at least to the extent of closing the Legation. The Minister even hinted that an economic boycott would bring Martínez to terms in short order.