711.23/2–246: Telegram

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

us urgent

129. I was assured by the President75 in brief conference Friday and by Haya de la Torre,76 who lunched with me at Embassy Friday that the entire program of debt settlement, lend lease payments77 and petroleum legislation will be approved by Congress during this special session. Both President and Haya extremely optimistic Peru’s political future and state that Cabinet was selected with particular emphasis on close cooperative program with US. Reporting fully by despatch.

  1. José Luis Bustamante y Rivero.
  2. Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, leader of the Peruvian Aprista Party.
  3. See note from the Secretary of State to the Peruvian Chargé August 20, 1946. p. 1219.