811.51/5072: Telegram

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

1418. Department’s No. 884, August 8, 6 p.m. Yesterday a decree was signed prohibiting the importation, (except for $250 when approved by the Exchange Control Commission) and holding of dollar currency by private persons or transactions except with the knowledge and consent of the Central Bank. I am awaiting a copy of the decree promised by the Foreign Office and will send brief summary by cable.4 Copy and translation by air mail.5

  1. Telegram No. 1438, September 5, 10 a.m., not printed.
  2. Despatch No. 4508, September 24, not printed.