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Roberto McDouall diplomatic news - DENIES FEUDWITHUS Colombia Desires to Uphold th...
DENIES FEUDWITHUS Colombia Desires to Uphold th Monroe Doctrine CALS HAEBOR REPORT FALSE Senor McDouall in Charge of Legation Here Issues Statement Saying Rumor They Were to Be Transferred to Germany Germany Was Invented by Lobbyists Appeals for Arbitration Colombia notwithstanding her difficulties difficulties with the Lnited States over the partition of Panama Is desirous of up holding the spirit of the Monroe doctrine Formally authorized b the Colombian government Senor Roberto McDouall charge d affaires of the legation here issued a statement yesterday denying the published report that Colombia was negotiating a transfer of harbors to German Incidentally Senor McDouall outlined his country s Interpretation of tile Monroe doctrine to include the 1 - reservation of the sovereignty of American nations oer their own terri tones This is in line with the re iterated contention of Colombia that the I - nited States violated its guaranty of tie sovereigns of Colombia in recog n zing the independence of Panama once a portion of Colombia Senor McDouall also makes another ap 1 eal for the arbitration of Colombia s claims hulding that while the Lnited Mates is encouraging all nations to settle tl tir controversies by arbitration it refuses refuses tq allow Colombia a weak sister lepublic that privilege Lobbyists Blamed for Report Dismissing the story that Germany was after Colombia s harbors with the lernark that lobbyists seeking to enlarge the merican navy prompted the report Senor McDouall sajs in part in his statement The reported statement that Secretary Secretary Knox expected to meet some agent of Colombia and settle her claims in ome quiet snot cannot be admitted as it is most unjust to Secretarj Knox Neither mv government nor the cor - gress nor the patriotic people of no lombia would tolerate such an unworthy roceeding that I am sure never has en ered lecretarv Knox s mind pro - eeding of tills kind would be rejected without an dclaj Wants Claims Arbitrated Ml Colombia has been asking during eieht v ears all she asks now of the I nitd States is that her claims coming f om the Intel pretation of a public I titats hall be submitted to The Hague tribunal foi two reasons Because it is nut some quiet spot concealed and suspicious but an open tribunal which tts in the presence of the public opinion ot the whoe ciulucd world a tribunal i iKe impartial and Incorruptible and because that is the tribunal to which the lnited States hjjs taken its oin con roeries and to hich it has en cou aged all other nations eceptmg t uloTibia to tike their controversies lor decision Hovi long t ill this powerful and great lepublic continue to bar Colombia a weak sistei icpublic fiom access to that august judicatuie Tl at is the only question which now agitates the patriotic olombians and the hope that the pa tiiotic n ericans will after eight long ean of constant request remove that 1 trriei

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 15 Mar 1912, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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