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

1060. By executive decree dated November 13th, 1943, federal executive order expropriation of Gran Ferrocarril de Venezuela pursuant to decree of November 9th, 1943, immediate possession was taken of railroad and operation of same place under Ministry of Public Works. Decree contemplates indemnization based upon opinion of experts and in accordance with existing law.

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Urgently recommend deletion17 of railway company in supplement to be published November 20.

  1. From the Proclaimed List.