710 Conference W and PW/1–3145: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia ( Wiley ) to the Secretary of State

158. My 157 today’s date.36 In our conversation this morning President López referred at length to Argentina as the overshadowing problem of the Americas. While on the agenda, this question was to be the last; from a point of fact it would actually be the first. Clearly his idea is that a committee for the study of inter-American affairs should occupy itself immediately with this problem. He said and reiterated that Colombia was not going to Mexico City as an advocate of Argentina (indeed his sentiments seem anything but sympathetic to Argentina) but he seems to attach the greatest importance to the subject of the significance of Argentina to the solidarity of the remaining American republics.

President López is clearly preoccupied by certain juridical aspects of the Argentine question. He did not go into detail on this subject.

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