721.23/2117a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson)

16. Please ascertain informally from Dr. Mello Franco present status of Leticia negotiations and whether there is any probability of the resumption of active negotiations in the near future. Neither the Peruvian Ambassador nor the Colombian Minister in Washington [Page 323] appear to be aware of the real reason for the apparent breakdown and are apparently not advised whether any concrete proposal has been offered by the Peruvian delegates to the Colombian delegates.

The Department will be glad to have by cable any information you can obtain bearing upon these points.