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

195. My number 190, May 14, 6 p.m. Guani handed me last night a note verbale containing the promised memorandum from Rione clarifying the relationship between the Uruguayan Government and the German Consortium with regard to the Rio Negro Hydroelectric Project. Although the Rione memorandum has already been sent to the Uruguayan Minister in Washington for presentation to the Department, the Legation is forwarding copies in today’s airmail pouch.72

The Department’s attention is especially invited to items 2 and 5 of the Rione’s memorandum from which it is clear that while the proposed contract with American interests for 1 turbo generator and [Page 600] equipment is considered a separate contract the Rione does not contemplate the elimination of German interests in other phases of the project and that in fact German personnel will continue to work on the project.

  1. Despatch No. 970 and enclosed note verbale, not printed.