824.00/6–1546: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Bolivia (Adam)


359. Andrade called on Asst Sec Braden yesterday and read tel from Bol Fon Ministry stating it had unofficially learned of Dipl Corps meeting convened “at your request under instructions from Dept” to consider question violence. Andrade directed express regret that campaign of enemies of Bol Govt may have echo in Emb, affect impartiality of American Govt and lead to assumption of intervention in Bol internal affairs. Tel mentions assurances given Dean Dipl Corps reported your 535, June 15 and adds particular attention given representations Dipl Corps especially by AmEmb “notwithstanding there being evidence that counter revolutionary elements used means [Page 353]transport and communications of American concerns such as Grace and Panagra.”

Braden informed Andrade that meeting not called under instructions of Dept or at your instigation but as result of initiative another your colleagues. He said with respect comment by Andrade that there appeared to be hostile attitude part of Dept and Emb toward Bol Govt that every effort made maintain most friendly relations citing as example our treatment invasion Emb. He pointed out you have been entirely objective in reporting events in Bol and acquainted Andrade with paraphrase first part your 56227 in evidence thereof.28

Grace advised foregoing charges against it and Panagra and urged dispatch vice president immediately Bol.

  1. Dated June 20. 3 p.m., not printed.
  2. In telegram 367, June 27, 1946, 7 p.m., the Chargé was advised that this statement by Assistant Secretary Braden was sufficient to close the incident (824.00/6–2546).