Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 49 Part 2.djvu/1526

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3532 Proooedings. GENERAL CLAIMS-MEXICO. APRIL 24, 1934. Whereas, It is not considered expedient to proceed, at the pres- ent time, to the fonnal arbitra- tion of the said claims in the manner provided in that Con- vention; W"hereas, It is considered to be conducive to the best interests of the two Governments, to preserve the status quo of the General Claims Convention above men- tioned and the Convention ex- tending the duration thereof, which latter was concluded on June 18, 1932, as well as the agreement relatin~ to agrarian claims under Article I of the additional Protocol of June 18, 1932; 'Vhereas, It is advisable to en- deavor to effect a more expedi- tious and more economical dispo- sition of the claims, either by means of an en bloc settlement or a more simplified method of ad- judication, and Whereas, In the present state of development of the numerous claims the available information is -not such as to permit the two Governments to appraise their true value with sufficient accu- racy to permit of the successful negotiation of an en bloc settle- ment thereof at the present time; Therefore, It is agreed that: First.-The two Governments will proceed to an informal dis- cussion of the agrarian claims now pending before the General Claims Commission, "\\ith a view to making an adjustment thereof that shall be consistent with the rights and equities of the claim- ants and the rights and obliga- tions of the Mexican Government, as provided by the General Claims Protocol of June 18, 1932. Pending such discussion no agra- rian claims will be presented to the Commissioners referred to in Clause Third nor, in turn, to the Umpire referred to in Clause Fifth of this Protocol; but memo- rials of cases not yet memorial- Considerando que no se juzga viable, en los momentos actuales, proceder al arbitraje formal de dichas reclamaciones mediante el procedimiento que establece la Convenci6n mencionada; Considerando que se juzga con- ducente para los mejores inte- reses de ambos Gobiernos conser- var el "statu quo" de la Conven- ci6n General de Reclamaciones arriba mencionada y de Ia Con- venci6n de Pr6rroga celebrada el 18 de junio de 1932, asi como de 10 convenido para las reclama- ciones agrarias en el Articulo I del Protoeolo adicional de 18 de junio de 1932; Considerando que conviene in- tentar Ia resoluci6n mas rapid a y mas econ6mica de las reclama- ciones, ya sea por medio de un arreglo global 0 de un metodo mas simplificado para fallarlas, y . Conslderando que en el pre- sente estado de tramitaci6n de las numerosas reclamacioncs, los da- tos de que se dispone son de tal naturaleza que no permiten a los dos Gobiernos estimar el verda- dero valor de ellas con exactitud suficiente para permitir Ia nego- ciaci6n con exito de un arreglo global de las mismas en los mo- mentos actuales; Por tanto, queda convenido que: Primero.- Los dos GobiernQs procederan a discu tir, de manera informal, las reclamaciones agra- rias pendientes en Ia actualidad ante Ia Comisi6n General de Re- clamaciones, con el prop6sito de llegar a un arreglo con respecto 8 ellas, en consonannancia con Ia equidad y con los derechos de los reclamantes y con los derechos y obligaciones del Gobierno Mexi- cano, segl1n 10 estableeido por el Protocolo de la Comisi6n Gene- ral de 18 de junio de 1932. Mien- tras este pendiente esta diseusi6n, no se presentaran reclamaciones agrarias a los Comisionados a que se refiere Ia Clausula Tereera, ni, en su easo, al Arbitro a que alude