724.34119/1128a: Telegram

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

114. For Braden from the Under Secretary. The Bolivian Minister called upon me today by instruction of his Government to inform me that the Bolivian Government had been giving consideration to the modus vivendi proposed and had found it unacceptable inasmuch as it contained material departures from the bases of the January regulations. I expressed to the Minister my hope that the Bolivian Government in its reply to the Conference would not tender a flat rejection of the modus vivendi but would give every possible consideration to the possibility of making such counter proposals as it deemed necessary within the framework of the modus vivendi as formulated. The Minister stated he would advise his Government accordingly.

Please cable the Department any representations in this regard which may have already been made to you or to the Conference by the Bolivian delegation.