201. Memorandum From the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Acting Secretary of State1


  • Situation Report for ARA

Since I will be away from the Department for the rest of this week, I want to report to you, as of 5:45 p.m. today, the status of the following matters which have been of current interest and covered by me at your staff meetings for the past few days:

[Here follows a report on Haiti.]

Nicaragua–Costa Rica. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa2 replied to John Dreier’s telegram today expressing Nicaragua’s willingness to establish the joint boundary commission with Costa Rica called for under their agreement of January 1956 but heretofore not implemented by [Page 626] either party. This is an encouraging development since the Costa Ricans are believed also ready to appoint their member to the commission, and should contribute to the relief of tensions between them.

[Here follow reports on Bolivia and Brazil.]

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 713.00/12–1256. Secret.
  2. Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States.