In Santiago, Chile Dr. Morley cables Tim Pflueger, Vice Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee of the GGIE, that Rivera eager to work, “Anxious commitment soon for arranging summer plans.”
America First committee formed. The group, which advocates isolationism and is against Internationalism, has Charles Lindbergh among its members.
Sometime this month the PCM (Partido Communista Mexicano) at their April meeting pledge to “’take punitive action against the informers’ and to make ‘every effort to get rid of Trotsky.’” (“The Strange Case…”)
G.L. Morley wires Pflueger from Guatemala City, “D R greatly interested reasonable rate. Details follow air mail."
Letter from the Palace Hotel (Guatemala) says Rivera would like to use “young artists as helpers.”
"If Europe blows up and destroys its cultural heritage, the Americas can turn for inspiration to their own, indigenous art. The art that predates Columbus."
[L.A. Museum Director Roland J. McKinney as he prepared to unveil a 3 gallery pre-Columbian show, 3.15.40, LA Times]
Finland loses war and signs treaty with Russia.
HOY cover (Antonio Arias-Bernal) shows Stalin in the shadows as a puppeteer manipulating Mexican commies from Moscow (Lombardo Toledano et al)
Robert McGregor, U.S. Consular official, visits Rivera in his home to ascertain his take on the dismissal of Hernan Laborde, Secretary General of the PCM. (“The Strange Case…”)