831.77/157: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan) to the Secretary of State

618. My despatch 4536, June 19, and 4545, June 24, concerning Venezuelan Government’s desire to purchase the Caracas–Valencia railroad. President Medina, this morning, personally expressed to me his anxiety over the delay in the solution with regard to this railway and reiterated that its purchase now would save the Government 25 to 30 million bolivars and that the funds in payment would be blocked in Spain.

Please instruct me urgently by cable, so that I can inform the President before he departs on July 17, for a 3 weeks’ visit to Bolivarian countries.