The Secretary of State to the Minister in Paraguay (Nicholson)19
27. I have informed the Attorney General that there have been excepted from the prohibitions of the Resolution of Congress certain arms and munitions contracted for with American companies by the Bolivian Government and by the Lloyd Aereo Boliviano and paid for in whole or in part prior to the date of the President’s Proclamation. [Page 296] The arms and munitions so excepted were not entirely ready for delivery on May 28, but the process of manufacture had been nearly completed in all cases. Equitable treatment of the Bolivian Government required that these exceptions be made.
A press release giving full information in regard to this matter is being transmitted to you by air mail.20
I have informed the Bolivian Minister that all outstanding contracts have been carefully considered and that no further exceptions will be made.
There are no outstanding contracts between the Paraguayan Government and American companies.