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The Minister in Guatemala (Hanna) to the Secretary of State

28. Octavio Beeche, Chargé of the Costa Rican delegation, in a conversation with Lawton last night brought up the subject of the Central American highway. He seemed to think it a noncontroversial subject on which the Conference should be able to reach an agreement and expressed interest in learning what assistance the United States might give toward the construction of the highway. Lawton referred him to me. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has expressed a similar interest to me and I told him I might have something to communicate to him in the near future.