714.44A15/241: Telegram

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

70. Department’s telegram no. 48, May 21, 7 p.m. At first hesitating to admit that he had made the proposal mentioned in my telegram 69 without authorization from the President, the Foreign Minister finally stated that he had done so but asked that I not inform the Department of the fact before he [had?] permission from President Ubico.

Des Portes