810.20 Defense/6–2540: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia ( Braden ) to the Secretary of State

169. My telegram No. 165. Canaga left this a.m. for Caracas. He had entirely satisfactory conversations here which largely covered same ground as Ridgway’s and make unnecessary my pursuing subject further with the President at this stage or until we desire to enter into more on these matters. However, Colombian nervousness was again evidenced to Canaga by Colombian officers and by Minister of War to me respecting German acquisition of Venezuelan oil properties and especially possibility of revolution in that country with secret Nazi support raising the banner of territorial differences with Colombia.