837.00/3772: Telegram

The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State

178. Have just conferred with Puig at his request. Government here is seriously disturbed over fear of intervention in Cuba. Puig says he knows the four men composing junta are educated men with good background and no taint of Communism. He believes that they will organize good government. Mexican Government believes new order should be given sympathy and help. Puig believes and I concur that intervention would impair Pan American friendly relations and might in advance destroy the hopes in connection with the Montevideo Conference. If situation in Cuba demands outside action I strongly urge that Mexico and ABCP countries40 of South America be asked to cooperate in restoring peaceful conditions and giving Cubans help in setting up a stable government.

  1. Argentina, Brezil, Chile, and Peru.