740.00112A E W/3–1246: Airgram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Pawley ) to the Secretary of State


A–146. Reference circular secret airgram of March 4, 1946, 9:25 a.m.45 requesting a report on the current status of each of the spearhead firms.

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Appproximately one dozen firms on the prevailing List are still operating, but all of them are firms locally recognized as Peruvian or as of friendly nations (such as Mandl46), against whom drastic action never has been taken and quite certainly never will be. Apart from these so-called Peruvian firms or firms of friendly nations, the prestige of the Proclaimed List remains comparatively high, but of course with the tendency to pay less and less attention to it as the war feeling recedes. The Embassy is of the opinion that complete withdrawal of the Proclaimed List on May 8 will definitely be in the best interests of both countries.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Fritz Mandl; see telegrams 1348, June 26, 1945 and 3115, December 13, 1945, from Buenos Aires, Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. ix, pp. 463 and 493, respectively.