The Minister in Uruguay ( Lay ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 19—4:45 p.m.]
13. In a conversation with Marques Castro, prominent official of the Foreign Office, at luncheon today he told me (as if it were the opinion of the Foreign Office) that at least the mediating countries in the Chaco dispute should make their recognition of the new Government in Paraguay conditional on Paraguay’s acceptance of the recent international pacts which it has ratified.
Repeated to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.