837.00/4611: Telegram

The Personal Representative of the President ( Caffery ) to the Acting Secretary of State

20. Department’s 12, January 14, 4 p.m. Of course the President’s position is understood. I made the suggestion regarding Mendieta in view of his well-known vacillating tendency and reluctance to assume responsibility.

Batista has been (and still is) holding a junta of officers at Camp Columbia to discuss the situation.