825.20/133: Telegram

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

335. Department’s telegram number 197, 19th, 8 p.m.

The Santiago representative of Anaconda states that aside from the action of the Chilean Government in supplying additional Carabineros he has little knowledge of the precautions being taken as the mine managers have reported direct to Mr. Burr Wheeler, vice president in New York. He suggests information be obtained from Mr. Wheeler and supplemented by a visit to the mines and ports.
With respect to the possible delegation of FBI men I am informed by subject of your telegram No. 369, October 7, 3 p.m.,28 that it probably would be necessary to assign two specialists in antisabotage work to each place for at least 2 months. Unless experienced men who know Spanish are available it is suggested this be left in abeyance.
A preliminary report will be submitted in the next few days.
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