825.51/1213a: Telegram

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

72. Export-Import Bank questions legal authority of Fomento Corporation to borrow money in its own name. Pedregal asserts that the Corporation has such authority under its general powers as a corporate entity and under the Chilean Civil Code, if not directly under the specific provisions of Law 6334. Please telegraph urgently your views in this respect, without consulting with Chilean Government or Fomento Corporation officials.