The Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 30.]
Sir: With reference to your instruction No. 276 of May 2, 1933, I have the honor to transmit herewith copy and translation of Note No. 5771 from the Guatemalan Foreign Office containing the report of the General Bureau of Civil Aeronautics on the points raised in the Department’s note.
The Department will see that the replies to its questions are not at all clear and the reason for it was explained to me by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as follows: Regardless of what may be the intention of the Habana Convention, the Guatemalan Government with four neighbors cannot allow planes to enter their country without being notified beforehand and, therefore, any airship, except those of regularly established lines like the Pan American, cannot enter Guatemala without permission having been previously obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since neither the Legation in Washington nor the Guatemalan Consulates in the United States have authority to grant this permission. …
- Omission indicated in the original.↩