721.23/2107: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Wilson), at Geneva

132. Your telegram No. 226, February 2, 1 p.m. You may confidentially and orally inform appropriate officials of the Secretariat that this Government’s last information regarding the Leticia negotiations at Rio de Janeiro is that there has been a lack of progress; and that for over a month there have been no meetings due partly, it is said, to dissension in the Peruvian delegation and partly to the absence of the Brazilian Foreign Minister at Montevideo who had lent his encouraging support to the meetings. It is believed that although he has resigned from the cabinet he will continue his conciliatory role in the negotiations. Our information is that Alberto Ulloa and Colonel Llona of the Peruvian delegation have returned to Lima.