The Director of the Office of American Republic Affairs (Duggan) to the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (Rockefeller)

Dear Nelson: You will recall that at last Thursday’s meeting you requested the Department’s guidance with regard to the conduct of activity by the CIAA59 in Bolivia that is carried on in cooperation with the Bolivian Government in view of the decision of this Government not to recognize the present revolutionary Junta in La Paz.

It is the Department’s view that the CIAA participation in the Servicio in the Ministry of Public Health should be continued. The Department believes that Mr. Dehlsen should remain in Bolivia for [Page 448] the time being in his present capacity as Special Adviser to the United States Embassy. The Department is not informed that the CIAA is carrying on a food program in Bolivia. It is felt that no new projects or expansion of old projects should be undertaken for the time being.

Sincerely yours,

Laurence Duggan
  1. Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.