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56 STAT.] INTER- AMERICAN-POWERS OF ATTORNEY-OCT. 3 , 1941 WHEREAS it is provided in the first paragraph of article XII of the said Protocol that the Protocol is operative as respects each High Contracting Party on the date of signature by such Party, and in the second paragraph of the said article that any State desiring to do so may sign the Protocol ad referendum, in which case the Protocol shall not take effect with respect to such State until after the deposit of its instrument of ratification in conformity with its constitutional procedure; WHnEREA it is provided in article XIII of the said Protocol that any State desiring to approve the Protocol with modifications may indicate, when signing the Protocol, the form in which the instru- ment will be given effect within its territory; WHEREAS the said Protocol was signed for Brazil on September 6, 1940 in accordance with the first paragraph of article XII thereof, and for Venezuela with a modification on February 20, 1940 in ac- cordance with article XIII as well as the said first paragraph of article XII; WHEnREA the said Protocol was signed ad referendum, in accordance with the second paragraph of article XII thereof, for Panama on April 10, 1940, El Salvador on May 21, 1940, Nicaragua on May 27, 1940, and the United States of America on October 3, 1941, and, in accordance with article XIII as well as the said second paragraph of article XII, for Colombia on May 25, 1940 with a reservation and for Bolivia on September 26, 1940 with a clarification; WHEREAS the said Protocol has been ratified on the part of the Government of the United States of America, whose instrument of ratification was deposited with the Pan American Union on April 16, 1942; by El Salvador, whose instrument of ratification was de- posited with the Pan American Union on February 6, 1941, with modifying reservations, reading in translation as follows: "(a) Article IX, as respects its application in El Salvador, shall be considered as reading as follows: 'Article IX. -Powers of attorney executed in any of the countries of the Pan American Union in accordance with the foregoing provisions and in conformity with the laws of the country of origin to be utilized in any other country of the Union, shall be considered as having been executed be- fore a competent notary of the country in which they may be utilized, without prejudice, however, to the necessity of protocolization of the instrument in the cases referred to in Article VII.' "(b) The reservation is made to Article VIII that unauthor- ized action by the attorney, as plaintiff or defendant, cannot be admitted in judicial or administrative matters for which Salva- doran laws require that representations be accredited by a spe- cial power of attorney.", and by Venezuela, whose instrument of ratification of the Protocol, embracing the modification set out by the Plenipotentiary of Ven- 1397