822.00 Revolutions/86: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador (Gonzalez)

48. Your 62, October 24, 4 p.m. Please cable briefly principal points covered in your report referred to in paragraph 2, stating whether in your opinion the new government has the substantial support of public opinion in Ecuador, whether it is able to discharge the normal functions of government, whether it is capable of maintaining public order and whether it intends to comply with its international obligations.

You should report promptly any indications that may be obtained discreetly as to recognition of new government by other nations having accredited representatives in Quito. Pending authorization from the Department, you should avoid any action which might be construed as constituting recognition by this Government of the new Ecuadoran Government.