835.796/164: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina (Armour)

566. Your 829, August 12, 9 p.m.39 Harding40 has discussed Argentina’s commercial aviation problems with Piñedo41 and a memorandum of conversation39 is being forwarded to you by airmail.

It appears that Sana42 and Corporatión43 will merge and that Aeroposta44 will be forced to join by reason of availability to the merged organizations of up-to-date American equipment.

It is understood that either Wilcox or Oscar Muller will be authorized to handle the financial arrangements on behalf of the Federal Loan Agency and that Piñedo will assist in effecting the merger.

  1. Not printed.
  2. William Barclay Harding, vice president of the Defense Supplies Corporatión, a buying agency of the Federal Loan Agency.
  3. Federico Piñedo, formerly Argentine Minister of Finance.
  4. Not printed.
  5. Sociedad Argentina de Navegación Aérea.
  6. Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos.
  7. Aeroposta Argentina.