835.731/39: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Armour) to the Secretary of State

815. Argentine Government has ordered All America Cables to suspend all operations from midnight tonight until midnight Saturday. They are also fined 1,000 pesos. These penalties are for alleged violation of present regulations on censorship of cables. On the night of March 8 three cables from Lima, Peru were through error inadvertently forwarded by local office of All America to the interventor of United Press, the addressee, without having received approval of interventor of All America Cables. None actually reached United Press. There is no other charge.

In view of the above order I shall be unable to communicate with Department during 24 hours beginning midnight tonight and presumably will be unable to receive any communications from Department during that time nor to or from other Missions in American Republics.