824.01/40: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina ( Weddell )

64. For Braden. Your 109, May 18, 9 p.m. This Government concurs in the belief expressed at the meeting of the Executive Committee that recognition of the new Bolivian Government might well be accorded simultaneously by identic notes by the six mediating nations, [Page 228] thus following the desirable precedent created in the case of the recognition of the present Government in Paraguay.11

It would seem, however, premature to consider extending recognition at this juncture and in the belief of this Government it would be wise to await developments for at least a few days in order to ascertain public reaction in Bolivia to the change of government and more specifically to determine the final composition and authority of the present regime. Please cable the Department such pertinent information as you may obtain both on these points and on any other important developments in the Bolivian situation.

  1. See section entitled “Revolution in Paraguay”, pp. 858 ff.