810.00/1–1748: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics

Charges of revolutionary plotting in some countries Caribbean directed against other govts that area recently brought Dept’s attention. While it is sincerely hoped there is no real basis for these apprehensions, US Govt has exercised and will continue exercise special vigilance to prevent use US territory by any revolutionary group. It is assumed, of course, that other parties to Habana Convention of 1928 on rights and duties of states in event of civil strife1 are exercising similar vigilance. Dept is confident this Convention and Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance recently concluded at Rio, will effectively serve prevent any international disturbance in Caribbean area.

Should question re Caribbean situation arise in discussion with FonMin govt to which you are accredited, please convey orally foregoing info to him. Report any reaction to Dept. Sent Managua info only.

  1. For the convention between the United States and other American Republics, on duties and rights of states in the event of civil strife, signed at Habana, February 20, 1928, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 814 or 46 Stat. 2749.