The Minister in Nicaragua (Hanna) to the Secretary of State

No. 989

Sir: I have the honor to report that Doctor Angel Zuñiga Huete, the defeated candidate for the Presidency of Honduras, arrived in Managua by air on November 27, accompanied by his wife, a Nicaraguan. Doctor Zuñiga Huete is reported to have said that he came to Nicaragua to remain during the present troubled period in Honduras. Upon being questioned as to when he had issued his celebrated manifesto calling upon his followers to abide by the results of the elections, he replied that he had issued it three days before the revolution broke out. He is quoted as having said that the revolution has become general and that it represents the opinion of many people whose desires were unlawfully frustrated in the elections.

It is generally suspected, of course, that Zuñiga Huete’s object in coming to Nicaragua at this time is to secure support for the Liberal revolution in Honduras. It is significant that none of his published remarks here have been directed against the revolution notwithstanding his celebrated manifesto of November 3, in Honduras.

Respectfully yours,

Matthew E. Hanna