740.00112A European War 1939/30305

The Chargé in Venezuela ( Flack ) to the Secretary of State

No. 4355

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s airgram No. A–399 of February 22, 6:30 p.m., and to Embassy’s despatch No. 4083 of March 3, 194389 which answered in part this airgram.

As stated in the despatch under reference, the question of ascertaining the interests held by Blocked Nationals in the Banco de Venezuela, La Previsora, and several other banks is very difficult if not impossible to determine, as the shares of these enterprises are bearer shares.

As the fiscalization reports of Proclaimed List firms by the Venezuelan Government do not show the interests held by individuals or firms in local enterprises, and as the Proclaimed List firms have been reluctant to give Venezuelan Authorities the information desired by the Embassy, it has been next to impossible to obtain the desired information.

If, in the future, some of the information Wanted is obtained, the Department will be advised immediately.

Respectfully yours,

Joseph Flack
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