811.515/1530: Telegram

The Chargé in Argentina (Reed) to the Secretary of State

1591. Embassy’s 1518, August 5, 8 p.m., and despatch No. 6125, August 14.2 The Central Bank has informed the Embassy that it has decided to (1) issue a resolution probably tomorrow or the day after to be published in the Official Bulletin stating that dollar notes may not be negotiated by any one in Argentina without authorization of the Central Bank; (2) specifically inform the bank’s exchange houses and agencies probably by a circular that they may not negotiate dollar notes without previous authorization of the Central Bank except in amounts up to $100 for travelers to and from the United States; (3) request the competent authorities to make an investigation with a view to prosecuting infractions of the foregoing; and (4) give general publicity in the premises through a press announcement.

  1. Neither printed.