POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO 1

1. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1955–1957, vol. VI, pp. 649 ff.


311. Letter From President Ruiz Cortines to President Eisenhower

Source: Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 64 D 174, Ruiz Cortines. The source text is a translation.


312. Airgram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.00/5–2158. Confidential.


313. Letter From President Eisenhower to President Ruiz Cortines

Source: Eisenhower Library, Staff Secretary’s Records, International Series. No drafting information is given on the source text.


314. Despatch From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 398.14/7–2158. Confidential. Drafted by Ordway.


315. Despatch From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 712.11/8–1858. Secret. Drafted by Hill.


316. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 712.00/8–2958. Confidential; Niact.


317. Letter From President Eisenhower to President Ruiz Cortines

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.25/9–2058. Official Use Only; Presidential Handling. Transmitted in telegram 511 to Mexico City, September 20, which is the source text. President Eisenhower approved the content of the message on September 19 upon the recommendation of Acting Secretary Herter. (Memorandum from Dudley W. Miller, Executive Secretariat, to Devine, September 22; ibid., ARA Special Assistant’s Files: Lot 60 D 371, Lead and Zinc) Telegram 511 was drafted by Elizabeth McGrory of the Office of Caribbean and Mexican Affairs, and cleared with Goodpaster.


318. Letter From President Ruiz Cortines to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Presidential Handling. The source text is a Department of State translation.


319. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson

Source: Department of State, Rubottom Files: Lot 60 D 553, Mexico 1958. Confidential. Drafted by Rubottom.


320. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.12/11–2658. Confidential; Niact; Limit Distribution. A handwritten note on the source text reads as follows: “Sent along with Secretary to Mexico in his briefing book an attachment to a memo re his call on Lopez Mateos. T.A. Cassilly, S/S, 1/9/59” (Thomas A. Cassilly, Foreign Affairs Officer, Department of State Secretariat).


322. Memorandum of a Conversation, President Ruiz Cortines’ Home, Mexico City, November 30, 1958

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Official Use Only. Drafted by Cecil W. Gray.


323. Memorandum of a Conversation, President Ruiz Cortines’ Home, Mexico City, December 1, 1958

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 712.11/12–158. Official Use Only. Drafted by Gray.


324. Letter From the Secretary of State to George S. Messersmith

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 110.11–DU/12–858. Personal. Drafted by Rubottom. The source text contains the following typed notation: “Sent to Embassy, Mexico City, for hand delivery.”


325. Memorandum of a Conversation, White House, Washington, January 8, 1959

Source: Department of State, Rubottom Files: Lot 61 D 279, Mexico, January–June 1959. Confidential. Drafted by Rubottom.


327. Memorandum of a Conversation, February 19, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.12/2–1959. Confidential. Drafted by Rubottom and approved by Major Eisenhower on March 13.


328. Memorandum of a Conversation, President Eisenhower’s Suite, Hotel Pierre Marques, Acapulco, Mexico, February 20, 1959

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1206. Secret. Drafted by Walters on March 2 and approved by Thomas W. McElhiney on March 12.


329. Letter From the President to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries.


331. Memorandum of a Conversation Between President Eisenhower and the Mexican Ambassador (Carrillo Flores), White House, Washington, May 18, 1959

Source: Department of State, Presidents’ Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149. Confidential; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Rubottom and approved by Major Eisenhower on May 25.


333. Memorandum of a Conversation, Los Pinos, August 12, 1959, 7 p.m.

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 120.15/8–1459. Confidential. Drafted by Alberto M. Vázquez.


334. Letter From the Ambassador in Mexico (Hill) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Rubottom Files: Lot 61 D 279, Mexico, July–December 1959. Secret; Eyes Only; Official-Informal.


336. Memorandum of a Conversation With the President, Camp David, Maryland, October 10, 1959, 10:30 a.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Major Eisenhower. Another record of the conversation was drafted by Osborne. (Ibid.)


337. Letter From President Eisenhower to President López Mateos

Source: Eisenhower Library, Staff Secretary’s Records, International Series. Personal. No drafting information is given on the source text. Transmitted to the Embassy in Mexico City in telegram 1126, December 2, with the following instruction: “White House requests that you tactfully stress to recipient need for keeping text this message confidential.” (Ibid., White House Office File) The signed original of the letter was pouched to Mexico City.


338. Letter From President López Mateos to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DullesHerter Series. The source text is a translation. In a June 29 memorandum, Secretary Herter informed the President that Mexican Ambassador Carrillo Flores wished to deliver this letter from López Mateos in person. Herter stated in part, “The desire to deliver this appeal to you, in person, stems from the vital importance which the lead and zinc industry has in the Mexican economy, and the serious concern with which any reports of new restrictions on the importation of these products by the United States is viewed.” Herter recommended that Eisenhower receive the Ambassador. (Ibid.) In a June 30 memorandum to the President, Herter again discussed the appointment with the Mexican Ambassador. The Secretary stated that Carrillo Flores might express Mexican concern over recent legislative proposals which, if enacted into law, would impose new duties on imports of lead and zinc. Herter further stated that if such legislation were enacted by Congress, the Department of State would recommend a veto of the bill. (Ibid.) A memorandum of the conversation between Eisenhower and Carrillo Flores on July 1 is infra .


339. Memorandum of a Conversation Between President Eisenhower and the Mexican Ambassador (Carrillo Flores), White House, Washington, July 1, 1960

Source: Department of State, President’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149. Confidential. Drafted by Rubottom and approved in the White House, July 11.


340. Memorandum of a Conversation, Embassy Residence, San José, Costa Rica, August 16, 1960, 4 p.m.

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Confidential. Drafted by Donald F. Barnes, Division of Language Services, on August 17, and approved in S on August 18.