721.23/2448: Telegram

The Chargé in Colombia (Washington) to the Secretary of State

24. In voting Rio pact part by part the last part of article 2 yesterday failed of approval by 28 votes to 28. The last minute attempt by Liberal Senator Peralta to effect a compromise which was reported in my telegram 21, February 6, 10 a.m., failed and he unexpectedly voted in favor of the pact thus causing the tie vote. Immediately after the voting Congress was closed by Presidential decree.