824.01/502b: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics Except Argentina and Bolivia

All of the nineteen republics participating in the consultations and exchange of information regarding the Bolivian revolution have refused recognition to the Junta in public statements. In the space of [Page 444] a little over one month, therefore, all those countries succeeded in disposing of an emergent, important, and common problem in complete harmony.

The Department views this remarkable result as a timely tribute to the solidarity of those republics and to the wisdom and vitality of the consultative procedure to which they subscribe. The Department expresses to you its appreciation of your contribution to this achievement, and authorizes you, at such time and in such fashion as you deem best, to convey similar sentiments on behalf of this Government to the Government to which you are accredited.