His Majesty's Legations at Caracas and Montevideo are temporarily in charge of acting officers, the former during the absence of the Minister on leave, the latter pending the arrival of a new Minister, who is due in a few days. His Majesty's Legation at La Paz has been in charge of a Chargé d'Affaires since the end of 1915. His Majesty's Consular posts at Bahia Blanca (Argentine), Rio de Janeiro and Bahia (Brazil), Asuncion (Paraguay), Iquitos (Peru), and Guayaquil (Ecuador) are in charge of acting officers. The titular officer at Guayaquil is on his way back from leave to resume his duties there. Appointments to the other posts mentioned are under consideration and will be made shortly.