714.44A15/236: Telegram

The Minister in Guatemala ( Des Portes ) to the Secretary of State

67. Under instructions from the President the Foreign Minister4 has just informed me that for some time past Guatemala has been receiving information to the effect that Mexico is preparing to invade Belize in the event of disturbances or the defeat of Great Britain and that on May 14th the Mexican Ambassador had been to the Foreign Office to reserve the rights of Mexico in Belize. The Foreign Minister quotes the President as saying that if Mexico invades Belize Guatemala will resist with armed force.

Des Portes
  1. Carlos Salazar.