831.01/10–2345: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan )

687. For Depts guidance in considering possible recognition please telegraph, urgently without any approach to Junta your opinion on following points:

Does revolutionary Junta have de facto control of machinery of Government and of country?
Does it enjoy general support without active opposition?
Has it declared its intention to fulfill existing international obligations and is it able to do so?

We would also appreciate brief biographic analysis of members of Junta Cabinet, without waiting for full form data, as well as any additional comments you may care to make on general situation.