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Political and economic relations of the United States and Mexico1

1. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. iv, pp. 1324 ff.


204. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Secretary of the Treasury (Humphrey)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 812.10/1–1755. Confidential. Drafted by Young.


205. Memorandum From the Officer in Charge of Mexican Affairs (Hughes) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 812.00/3–2555. Confidential. Drafted by Elizabeth McGrory of the Office of Middle American Affairs (MID). Transmitted to Holland under cover of a memorandum dated March 25.


206. Memorandum From the Officer in Charge of Mexican Affairs (Hughes) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland)

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico. Limited Official Use.


207. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) and the Mexican Ambassador (Tello), Washington, June 8, 1955

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico. Confidential. Drafted by Holland.


208. Memorandum for the Files, by the Ambassador in Mexico (White)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 812.00/6–1055. Confidential.


209. Letter From the President to the Secretary of State

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Confidential.


210. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Ambassador in Mexico (White)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.1241/6–1055. Confidential. In a memorandum to Holland dated June 24, Hughes stated that she forwarded Holland’s June 20 letter to White under cover of a letter of her own, dated June 24. (Ibid., 812.00/6–1055) None of the enclosures was found with the source text.


211. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.1294/8–1055. Confidential.


212. Excerpt From a Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Ambassador in Mexico (White) and the Mexican Minister of Finance (Carrillo Flores), Mexico City, August 20, 1955

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 912.712/9–155. Confidential. Drafted by White. Transmitted to Jack C. Corbett, Director of the Office of International Financial and Development Policy, under cover of a memorandum from Ruth M. Hughes of September 1. In her memorandum Hughes wrote: “On August 20, Ambassador White and the Mexican Minister of Finance had a five and one-half hour talk on numerous aspects of United States-Mexican relations. There is attached, in duplicate, a copy of the sections of the memorandum of the conversation which refer to the Export-Import Bank and its dealings with Mexico.” (Ibid.) The source text is printed in its entirety.


213. Letter From the Ambassador in Mexico (White) to the President

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico. Secret. Under cover of a letter dated August 29, Ambassador White transmitted a copy of this letter to Secretary Dulles. Another copy was transmitted to Assistant Secretary Holland, under cover of a letter from White dated August 30. A memorandum of conversation by Dulles dated June 21 records the President as stating in part that he “felt that with our long frontier with Mexico there was great need of better relations. He feared that we might be pressing too hard for a kind of government we wanted which was not necessarily what the Mexicans wanted. He said he would like to talk to Francis White if he was back in the country and spend some time with him reviewing the situation. I said we would arrange this.” (Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, Meetings with the President) Copies of this memorandum were forwarded to Under Secretary Hoover and Assistant Secretary Holland.


216. Memorandum From J. Paul Barringer of the Office of Transport and Communications to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Prochnow)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.1294/1–2556. Confidential.


217. Memorandum for the Files, by the Ambassador in Mexico (White)

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico. Secret.


218. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico Aviation Agreement. Confidential; Eyes Only. Also addressed to the Under Secretary of State.


219. Memorandum for the Files, by the Ambassador in Mexico (White)

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexican Aviation Agreement. Secret.


221. Memorandum of a Conversation, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, March 27, 1956, 2 p.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Walters.


223. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Prochnow) to the Under Secretary of State (Hoover)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 103–XMB/4–1756. Confidential.


225. Memorandum Prepared in the Office of Middle American Affairs

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 812.10/5–856. Confidential. Transmitted to Secretary Humphrey under cover of a letter dated May 8 from Under Secretary Hoover which reads: “The other day in discussing the Fundidora loan with Herbert Prochnow, you requested a memorandum covering some of the points of the discussion. The attached memorandum has been prepared by the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, which I trust may help clarify some of the problems we have in this situation. A copy of the memorandum is also being sent to Sam Waugh.” (Ibid.) A copy of the memorandum was transmitted to Waugh under cover of a note from Prochnow, May 8. (Ibid.)


226. Letter From the Ambassador in Mexico (White) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland)

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico. Confidential; Official–Informal.


228. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Holland Files: Lot 57 D 295, Mexico. Secret.


229. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Prochnow) to the Under Secretary of State (Hoover)

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Central Files. Confidential.


231. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Hoover) to the Assistant to the President (Adams)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 103–XMB/7–1356. Secret.


232. Letter From the Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Treasury (Humphrey)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.126/7–2556. Confidential. Drafted by William C. Herrington of the Office of Fisheries and Wildlife.


233. Memorandum From the Officer in Charge of Mexican Affairs (Hughes) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 912.712/6–2556. Secret. Drafted by McGrory.