824.5018/9–1946: Telegram

The Ambassador in Bolivia (Flack) to the Secretary of State


922. Reur 540, September 18. Railway Manager handling all freight from Argentina informs Embassy wheat arrivals from Argentina past 4 weeks total 40 metric tons. Note from Bolivian Foreign Office September 9 states “the situation has not experienced any favorable change with respect supply wheat from usual sources”.

Remytel 876, September 6. Subsequent Foreign Office note September 14 solicits 20,000 metric tons wheat and 18,000 metric tons flour which supplants previous request 30,000 tons wheat.48

Embassy recommends favorable consideration monthly shipment schedule 8,000 tons. Minister National Economy states orally sugar situation adequately covered purchase contracts Cuba, Peru. Sugar importers state visible supply sufficient one year requirements.

  1. In telegram 561, October 3, 1946, 7 p.m., to La Paz, the Acting Secretary notified the Ambassador that an allocation was made to Bolivia of 8,000 tons of wheat and 9,000 tons of flour for the fourth quarter (824.61311/10–346).