The Chargé in Guatemala (Woodward) to the Secretary of State

No. 958

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s despatch No. 959 of December 28, 1945, entitled “Status of Guatemalan Government’s Proclaimed List”,56 which stated that all of the names deleted from our Proclaimed List of Certain Blocked Nationals with Supplement No. 8 to Revision IX of November 26, 1945, as well as 14 names deleted with Supplements Nos. 4 and 5 of June 22 and July 27, 1945, respectively,57 remain included in the Guatemalan Government’s Proclaimed List, and to report on the possible significance thereof.

It has been learned that in addition to withholding deletion action on the majority of the cases already deleted from our Proclaimed List of Certain Blocked Nationals, the Guatemalan Government has failed to restore to their owners any of the properties intervened by the Government by virtue of former inclusion in the Proclaimed List. In other words, full intervention continues for all of the coffee plantations deleted from the Guatemalan Proclaimed List, and their owners have informed the Embassy that their efforts to recover their properties have been unproductive of results to date.…

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The Embassy has heard no reaction from official or private sources to indicate the attitude of the Guatemalan Government toward our action in reducing the Proclaimed List of Certain Blocked Nationals to a “hard core” on November 28, 1945.…

Respectfully yours,

For the Chargé d’Affaires a.i.,
W. A. Hodgman
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[For information concerning the withdrawal of the Proclaimed List throughout the Western Hemisphere on July 9, 1946, see Department of State Bulletin, July 21, 1946, pages 112 ff.]

  1. Not printed.
  2. See Department of State Bulletin, June 24, 1945, p. 1167, and July 29, 1945, p. 143.