818.51/1072: Airgram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Costa Rica (Reed)

A–434. Your A–575, April 14, 9:30 a.m., 1943. With regard to your point (4), might not various purely domestic gold clause cases, be instituted under this precedent and are there not therefore many domestic interests which see eye to eye with the United Fruit Company?

Please inform the Department how soon the Court of Cassation’s decision may be expected.

The Department is not prepared at the present time to make formal representations to the Costa Rican Government regarding a matter which is still before the Costa Rican courts. You may, however, proceed in the sense indicated in the Department’s A–396 of April 3, 1943