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The Ambassador in Panama ( Hines ) to the Secretary of State

No. 951

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s despatch No. 932, February 23, 1946, Subject: “Constitutional Assembly Passes Nationalization of Commerce Law,” reporting the final action of the [Page 1145] Constitutional Assembly regarding the nationalization of retail trade, and to report that in its session of February 25 the National Assembly took up the question of the control of wholesale trade and decided to place no restrictions whatsoever on wholesale business.

Respectfully yours,

Frank T. Hines