The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Venezuela ( Engert )

No. 1231

Sir: The Department has received the Legation’s confidential despatch No. 1486 of February 19, 1928, reporting in regard to the Venezuelan cable law of 1927 and in regard to conditions pertaining to radio and cable communications in Venezuela.

With respect to the inquiry made in’ the last paragraph of the Legation’s despatch, you are informed that while the Department is not definitely advised as to what the status of the negotiations between All America Cables, Incorporated and the French cable company is, the Department has recently been informed that the proposed transaction has not been abandoned and that the matter is still under consideration by All America Cables, the French cable company, and the French Government.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Francis White