710.H Agenda/45

The Ambassador in Cuba ( Wright ) to the Secretary of State
No. 738

Sir: I have the honor to report that, in a conversation today with a member of the Embassy staff, Dr. Campa, the Cuban Undersecretary of State, brought up the question of the proposal of the Governments of Colombia and of the Dominican Republic for an American Association of Nations, which is on the agenda of the next Pan American Conference. Dr. Campa said that this matter is now being studied by the competent Cuban authorities, with a view to formulating the position which Cuba will take at the Conference. He said that his Government would be favorable to the proposal, but would make two reservations: (1) That the proposed organization should be completely dissociated from the League of Nations, and (2) that the Pan American Union should be its secretariat.

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Incidentally, Dr. Campa said that he, personally, considers the League of Nations a complete failure, and that he would like to see Cuba resign from it. He indicated, however, that his opinion that Cuba should resign is not shared by his superiors.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Edward P. Lawton

Second Secretary of Embassy