817.00/8371: Telegram

The Minister in Nicaragua ( Lane ) to the Secretary of State

20. Confirming my telephone conversation with Mr. Duggan,54 due to the apparently critical nature of the situation this morning with mob excited against foreign interests, I made representations to the President, as reported in my 18, with a view to averting bloodshed and possibly civil war. Immediately afterwards I convoked the Diplomatic Corps, informed them of the steps I had taken which they stated they approved. (Representatives of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Great Britain, Mexico and Italy were present.)

  1. Laurence Duggan, Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs.