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The Consul at Geneva ( Gilbert ) to the Secretary of State

250. Consulate’s 249, June 24, 7 p.m.

1. The instructions thus far received by Latin American representatives here respecting the position they will take on the chief issues in the forthcoming Council-Assembly meetings are in substance as follows:

  • Uruguay: To act in complete concert with Argentina. The Uruguayan Minister in London has recently visited Geneva to facilitate this end.
  • Bolivia: Same as Uruguay.
  • Colombia: Generally to favor the initiative of Argentina re nonrecognition.
  • Panama: Same as Colombia.
  • Peru: To support the removal of sanctions; to support nonrecognition in principle but that action should be left to individual states.
  • Chile: To bring forward in the Council a general project for League reform; no instructions thus far respecting other issues.