THE FIFTH MEETING OF CONSULTATION OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS, HELD AT SANTIAGO, CHILE, AUGUST 12–18/1959 1

1. For documentation on the Fourth Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of American States, held at Washington, March 26–April 7, 1951, see Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. II, pp. 925 ff.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 741B.00/4–1859. Confidential. Drafted by Redington with concurrences by Murphy, Whiteman, and Walmsley. The following handwritten notation by Walmsley appears on the source text: “I would lean to alternatives 2 or 3.”


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 713.00/6–2559. Secret. Drafted by Luboeansky and Dreier; sent through Murphy. In a concurring memorandum addressed to the Secretary and Murphy attached to the source text, Walmsley expressed IO’s concern that if the situation worsened and the OAS failed to take appropriate action, “we could well be confronted with an initiative in the United Nations on this matter which would give the Soviets an opportunity to meddle directly.”


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

Source: Department of State, Rubottom Files: Lot 61 D 279, Foreign Ministers Meeting—Santiago 1959. Confidential. Drafted by Dreier.


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

Source: Department of State, S/S–NSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, NSC 5902 Memoranda. Official Use Only. Drafted by Luboeansky.


83. Instruction From the Department of State to All Embassies in the American Republics

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 713.00/7–1659. Confidential. Drafted by Luboeansky. Repeated to USUN.


84. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic Missions in the American Republics

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 363/7–1859. Confidential. Drafted by Dreier and signed by Rubottom. Also pouched to USUN.


86. Position Paper Prepared by the Acting Director of the Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs (Dreier)

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1418. Confidential.


87. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Diplomatic Missions in the American Republics

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 363/8–659. Confidential. Drafted by John C. Hill, Jr., and signed for Herter by Rubottom. Sent to all diplomatic missions in the American Republics, except Ciudad Trujillo, Habana, and Managua, where it was sent for information.


88. Position Paper Prepared by the Acting Director of the Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs (Dreier)

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1418. Confidential.


89. Position Paper Prepared by the Officer in Charge of Inter-American Security and Military Assistance (Spencer)

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1418. Confidential.


90. Background Paper Prepared by the Officer in Charge of U.S. OAS Delegation Matters (Redington)

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1418. Confidential.


91. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Chile

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 363/8–759. Confidential. Drafted by Dreier who signed for Herter.


92. Record of a Delegation Meeting, Santiago, August 12, 1959, 10 a.m.

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1432. Secret. Drafted by A.G. James.


93. Message From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.11–EI/8–1259. Secret; Niact. Transmitted in Cahto 4 from Santiago, which is the source text.


95. Record of a Delegation Meeting, Santiago, August 14, 1959, 9:15 a.m.

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1434. Secret. Drafted by James.


96. Message From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 371.04/8–1559. Confidential; Niact. Transmitted in Cahto 14 from Santiago, which is the source text.


97. Record of a Delegation Meeting, Santiago, August 17, 1959, 9:15 a.m.

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1437. Secret. Drafted by James.


98. Message From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 371.04/8–1759. Confidential; Priority. Transmitted in Cahto 16 from Santiago, which is the source text.


99. Telegram From the Delegation at the Fifth Meeting of Consultation of Foreign Ministers to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 363/8–1859. Unclassified; Priority.


100. Notes of the Secretary’s Staff Meeting, Department of State, Washington, August 21, 1959

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Staff Meetings: Lot 63 D 75. Secret. Prepared by John A. Calhoun. An attendance list of 21 persons is attached to the source text, but not printed.


101. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DullesHerter Series. Drafted by Luboeansky. The President initialed the source text.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 371.707/2–2560. Official Use Only. Drafted by Dreier. Whiteman, Horace E. Henderson, and Meeker initialed their concurrences.


103. Memorandum for the Record of a Meeting, Department of State, Washington, April 1, 1960

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 371.707/4–160. Drafted by Dreier.


106. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Representative at the Organization of American States (Dreier)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 371.707/4–2260. Official Use Only. Also addressed to Monsma and Reed. A handwritten notation on the source text by Monsma reads: “Amb. Dreier told me Secy wants to build up support but not arm twisting. G.N.M. 4/25/60.”


107. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Diplomatic Missions in the American Republics

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 371.707/5–560. Official Use Only. Drafted by Monsma, Reed, and Dreier and signed for Herter by Rubottom. Sent for action to all U.S. diplomatic missions in the American Republics except Ciudad Trujillo, Havana, and Mexico City, where it was repeated for information.