Press Release Issued by the Department of State, December 14, 1938

The Department of State is endeavoring to extend all possible assistance to American nationals who desire to file claims against the Government of Mexico on account of the expropriation of agrarian properties in that country since August 30, 1927. This Government’s note of November 9, 1938, and the reply of the Mexican Government dated November 12, 1938, effected an arrangement providing for the settlement of such claims. All American nationals whose properties in Mexico have been expropriated since the above-mentioned date should promptly communicate the facts of their respective cases to the Department of State, if they have not already received from the Department or from a consular officer of the United States, letters indicating the manner in which their claims should be prepared.