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The Chargé in Uruguay (Chapin) to the Secretary of State

176. Department’s No. 74, May 7, 10 p.m. The information contained in the Department’s No. 69, April 30, 7 p.m. was only communicated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 2. While I have today again spoken to Guani who has promised me that he will endeavor to give me a definite reply in the next few days as to whether the list is acceptable, I do not feel that it would be advisable to press him further in view of the long delay in resuming the discussions and the already evident sensitiveness of the Uruguayan Government that we are conducting the negotiations merely as a corollary to those in Buenos Aires. I earnestly recommend therefore that the announcement be postponed if at all possible until the expected reply is received from Guani.