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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

Guatemala,   pp. 718-759 PDF (13.5 MB)


Page 727

GUATEMALA
ernment committee will do so to-night. One unfavorable sign is
that two Labor members of Unionist committee who cooperated by
attending meetings before absented themselves and seem more anx-
ious for revolution then settlement. President released certain politi-
cal prisoners which will have temporary good effect on the part of
dangerous situation reported in my 44, March 16 [which] is not
materially changed.
MCMILIAN
814.00/357: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemcda
(McMillin)
WASHINGTON, March 17, 1920-5 p.m.
20. Your 38, March 12, 10 a.m.
Department convinced that policy adopted by President Estrada
(Cabrera of using secret agents in a manner tending to provoke dis-
turbances is a menace to the peace and order of Guatemala. You
are instructed to see President Estrada Cabrera and orally to impress
upon him the deep and warm interest of the United States in the
peace and prosperity of Guatemala and the earnest desire of this
Government for the fullest measure of success of his administration.
The Department feels, however, that this success is in danger of
being marred unless-1st, President Estrada Cabrera recognizes all
rights guaranteed by the Constitution; 2d, that no attempt be made
to repress the normal political activities of the people; 3d, that no
further arrests be made for political reasons; 4th, that in no circum-
stances and under no conditions should prisoners be subjected to
torture or even flogging; 5th, that the policy pursued by President
Estrada during the recent demonstration which resulted in disturb-
ances and loss of life has aroused grave concern in this country.
You are cautioned to be particularly careful that the contents of
this telegram be held strictly confidential as between yourself and
President Estrada Cabrera, and that every possible precaution be
taken that there be no leakage from the Legation.
POLK
814.00/362: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala
(McMillin)
WASHINGTON, March 18, 1920-S p.m.
21. Your 43, March 16. Your 44 March 16, 8 p.m..
The two objects which the Department desires to obtain are
prevention of a revolution and the faithful meeting of the just
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