810.20 Defense/678/24: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers ) to the Secretary of State

106. In answer to your telegram of May 23, noon, No. 84,72 the meeting was postponed until regular diplomatic reception today to make my visit less conspicuous. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and the President with whom alone he consulted unreservedly agree and urge that all American Republics be brought in. Only the two above mentioned now know of plan. The Minister for Foreign Affairs urges utmost secrecy and every possible precaution to conceal identity of visitors. When notified of time of arrival of the two officials mentioned will designate the Chilean officials who will confer. Nazi secret service active here and I understand and agree with the emphasis put on complete secrecy.

Bowers
  1. See footnote 29, p. 16.