810.20 Defense/362: Telegram

The Minister in Uruguay (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

273. My 269, November 22, 4 p.m. It looks now as if any immediate political crisis would be avoided. The two Nationalist members of the Cabinet are reported to have received orders from their party not to resign, and Guani is expected to remain as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The President on returning to Montevideo last night let it be known that he regarded the first motion voted by the Senate as approval of the Government’s action, and that the Government intends to continue to cooperate wholeheartedly with the United States and the other American countries in the question of continental defense.

The statement issued by the Argentine Foreign Office last night regarding exchanges of views with Uruguay on questions of continental defense has been well received here and has strengthened the Government’s (and Guani’s) position.