821.51/3–2247: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia (Wiley) to the Secretary of State

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161. Confidential for Braden. Rogers17 here on unpublicized exploratory mission on behalf of Council to study possibilities of debt settlement. President Ospina18 professes great interest in seeing matter cleared up but considerable difficulty may be foreseen. While Rogers’ mission here is his responsibility I propose to facilitate his task in every discreet way, particularly in establishing his contacts and giving strong moral support.

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  1. James Grafton Rogers, President of the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council.
  2. Mariano Ospina Pérez.