819.00/10–2445: Telegram

The Chargé in Panama ( Donnelly ) to the Secretary of State

939. Embtel No. 935, October 23, noon.55 President Jimenez55a told me this morning that the situation throughout the country has improved considerably as a result of his strong public statement on October 23. He is still confident that serious disturbances can be avoided.

It is the Embassy’s impression that while the crisis has passed Arnulfo Arias and his followers are still capable of making trouble.

  1. Not printed; it reported the arrest of 34 members of the police, suspected of sympathies for Arnulfo Arias (819.00/10–2345).
  2. President Enrique A. Jiménez took office after his election by the Second National Constituent Assembly, June 15, 1945.