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The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

87. According to an Associated Press despatch, Guani45 said yesterday in a press interview in Buenos Aires that from his talks in Washington there will probably result a 100 million peso loan for Public Works. In a press interview given in Montevideo the previous day he talked of a 5-year Public Works plan and a large loan without mentioning any specific amount.

I have, of course, given Guani no encouragement to expect a large loan. Furthermore, in our various conversations I had pointed out consistently that it would be unfortunate if people here were allowed to expect too much from his visit and in particular if they gained the advance impression that a sizeable loan would be sought or abounding.

  1. Alberto Guani, Uruguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs.