740.21112 RP/6–2745: Telegram

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

871. My 643, May 4. I talked with the President again this afternoon with considerable energy on the question of the spearhead Axis firms. He referred to a recent editorial in El Tiempo pleading for kindness to Germans and again reiterated the impossibility of doing anything about them. After I had reiterated all the reasons why something had to be done in the matter he promised to make every effort to liquidate the situation. I shall ask my British colleague to follow up my representations.