740.0011 European War 1939/11003: Telegram

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

66. At the request of the British Minister President Ubico yesterday addressed a telegram to Franco expressing the hope that Spain will not enter the war, and has given instructions to the Foreign Minister to address the Governments of Central America requesting that similar action be taken by them.

Text of telegram by air mail tomorrow.

Des Portes

[A memorandum prepared in the Division of the American Republics and dated May 8, 1941, states in part: “Replies have now been received from all except Argentina and Chile.” (740.0011 European War 1939/10113) No replies from the countries named have been found in the Department files.]