701.2152/7a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Third Secretary of Embassy in Spain (Wendelin)

86. The Colombian Government has requested, through its Legation at Washington, that the Colombian Minister in Madrid, Señor Uribe Echeverre, and the Colombian Consul and his wife, be given refuge in the Embassy. The instruction from the Foreign Office in Bogota to the Legation here stated as the reason that the Minister and the Consul are in great danger of their lives. No other information was given to indicate whether the Government is alarmed because of the general situation or because of some special circumstances affecting the Colombian diplomatic and consular representatives.

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