713.1311/225: Telegram

The Minister in Costa Rica (Sack) to the Secretary of State

6. Regarding several telegrams from Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua concerning proposed Central American conference and agenda therefor. This Government is being wholly ignored and I fear if agenda completed by three countries and then submitted to Costa Rica on a take it or leave it basis that Government and public [Page 427]sentiment will resent such action and a hostility to conference will result which may prove harmful insofar as Costa Rican participation is concerned.

During conference with Foreign Minister Pacheco today on another matter I gathered this country will be extremely wary in extent of union with other countries as outlined by Skinner-Klee to Lawton, January 27th.8 Respectfully suggest for future good will that before agenda announced Costa Rican pride and historical background be considered.

Repeated to Central American missions.

  1. See last sentence of telegram No. 14, January 27, 3 p.m., from the Chargé in Guatemala, p. 423.