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The Minister in Costa Rica ( Lane ) to the Secretary of State

336. The President expressed his anxiety today regarding the apparent decision of the Honduran Government to withdraw from its agreement to accept mediation of the United States, Costa Rica and Venezuela on the Honduran-Nicaraguan boundary dispute. President Calderon said that indirectly attitude is due either to Nazi pressure in order to create unrest in Central America or to President Cartas’ desire to detract attention from internal difficulties by emphasizing international matters.

The President expressed the hope that we would use our influence to persuade Honduras to leave the boundary matter in status quo at least until the end of the war. The President said that he would be prepared to support us in any representations and he felt certain that the Venezuelan Government would be glad to do likewise.