FROM 30 APRIL TO 1 JUNE
Nicaraguan Settlement.—Following conferences early in May with both Conservative and Liberal leaders, Mr. Henry L. Stimson, as special representative of the United States in Nicaragua, was able to announce at least a de facto, if not a formal, cessation of hostilities. Mr. Stimson’s plan as subsequently carried out, included the following points:
- Complete disarmament of both sides.
- An immediate general peace to permit planting for the new crop in June.
- A general amnesty to all persons in rebellion or exile.
- The return of all occupied or confiscated property to its owners.
- Participation in the Diaz Cabinet by Liberals.
- Organization of a Nicaraguan constabulary on a non-partisan basis, commanded by American officers.
- American supervision of the 1928 election.
- The continuance temporarily in the country of a sufficient force of American marines to guarantee order pending the organization of the constabulary.