710. Consultation (3)A/32: Telegram

The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

283. From Spaeth. Party arrived from Buenos Aires this morning. Ambassador, Sanders3 and I met with Guani late morning. Conference indicated Guani’s personal interest in work of commission. Inaugural session 5:30 this afternoon opened by Guani who was followed by each of the members. All speeches stressed need for unity combating subversive activities. Summaries being sent by air mail. Very little done to date to establish organization and secretariat. My impression is that both in organization [of] the committee and in development of its work chief responsibility will fall on American member which points up need for adequate briefing within Department. Guani elected chairman. Following is official list of the delegates: Argentina: Miguel Angel Chiappe; Brazil: Mario de Pimental Brandão; Chile: Joaquin Fernández Fernández; Mexico: Carlos Darioojeda; Venezuela: Eduardo Arroyo Lameda; Uruguay: Alberto Guani. Ambassador and staff have been most helpful in getting us established. [Spaeth.]

  1. William Sanders, Assistant to the American representative, Spaeth.