811.34522/55: Telegram

The Ambassador in Ecuador (Long) to the Secretary of State

880. Reference Department’s telegram No. 772, October 21 [20], 9 p.m. When the Salinas agreement was negotiated Congress was not in session.

When the Galápagos draft agreement was submitted Presidential powers had lapsed consequently it was referred to Foreign Relations Committee whose chairman told me today that changes mostly improvements in Spanish will be reported soon.

I have been assured that if negotiations are not resumed before the adjournment of Congress probably on October 2933 they will be handled under special powers thereafter.

Repeated to Panama for the information of General Andrews.

  1. The negotiations were suspended until October 1943.