800.6363/463: Telegram

The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

418. With reference to section 2 of the Department’s telegram no. 250, September 29.12 As reported in my despatch 184 of September 26, the oil pool plan is being studied by an advisory board designated for the purpose by the Uruguayan Government. I shall do everything practicable to expedite a favorable decision.

From confidential statements made to me by a high Ancap official I infer that the Uruguayans have sought information regarding the attitude of the Argentine, Brazilian and possibly other facilities. The official remarked confidentially that he understood the Brazilian attitude to be unfavorable.

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