851D.20/46: Telegram

The Consul at Cayenne (LaMont) to the Secretary of State

42. Department’s 19, March 30. Rapenne strongly opposed presence French Guiana persons mentioned and arrival here any other de Gaulle agents whatever. He says if any should arrive will not permit them disembark as their presence might seriously jeopardize local stability. Entire country now solidly behind him, most natives see no difference de Gaulle and Giraud and he fears serious split loyalty population as well as disorders if de Gaulle agent here. Rapenne says cooperating fully United States military, United States helped him get here all possible speed, and he hopes United States will further assist him this matter so that Guiana may make maximum war effort.

Sent to the Department repeated to Habana.