825.796/124a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Bowers)

223. The Department has heard that the Condor Syndicate, a German-owned aviation organization, is said to be negotiating an arrangement with the Chilean Government for a service twice a week between Santiago and Buenos Aires.33 According to press reports this morning, Peter Paul von Bauer, formerly connected with the Scadta Company in Colombia, is now in Santiago.

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The Department would view as an extremely serious development any action by the Chilean Government which would permit the extension of German aviation services. The Department believes that the existence of these services is inimical to the peace and security of the continent.

  1. In reply to this telegram the Ambassador in Chile reported in despatch No. 1694, July 24, that the Condor Syndicate was giving service weekly on this route and that it was not apparent that it would be required under its concession to negotiate for the twice-a-week service which it had scheduled (825.79635/12).