In Mexico the surveys are in charge of a comision geograficaexploradora attached to the secretaria de Fomento, but only about 140 sheets of a Carta general on a scale of I : 100,000 have been published.
- See the Boletin Oficial de la Secretaria de Agricultura, and publications of the observatory of Havana.
115, Petermann's Mitteilungen (Gotha, 1894); Anuaria de estadistica de la republica de Guatemala (Guatemala); Memoria de la Secretaria de Instruction Publica (Guatemala, 1899); Handbook of Guatemala, revised (Bureau of the American Republics, Washington, 1897); United States Consular Reports (Washington); British Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Reports (London).
(4) Next come the palatine secretariates, the first and principal of which is the secretariate of state (Secretaria status).
The secretariate of memorials (Secretaria Memorialium), through which pass requests addressed to the pope for the purpose of obtaining certain favours, was formerly of great importance; it is now suppressed and the requests are addressed to the proper departments.