831.6363/6–346: Airgram

The Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan) to the Secretary of State

A–224. Department’s 235, May 24, 7 p.m. Pantepec officials inform me they presented matter to Minister of Finance several days ago pointing out special burden of Decree No. 112 on their company which was materially watered down from previous drafts of letter of protest. Pantepec has not requested any support from Embassy which has consequently made no communication to Venezuelan officials.