817.00/8450: Telegram

The Minister in Guatemala (Des Portes) to the Secretary of State

54. Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs pursuant to instructions from President Ubico just told me that the Salvadorean Minister in [Page 831] Guatemala had proposed that an invitation should be extended the Government of the United States to cooperate with the four neutral Central American States in order to settle peacefully present disturbed conditions in Nicaragua. Acting Minister added that Guatemala is favorable to the plan and would reply affirmatively to Salvador if it could be advised as to probable reaction of the United States to invitation.

Minister added that Ubico did not favor candidacies of Argüello and Espinoza.

I made no comment except to say that I would ascertain viewpoint of the Department.

Please telegraph instructions immediately.

Des Portes