The Chargé in Bolivia (Hibbard) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 31—10:45 a.m.]
33. My telegram No. 32, May 29, 6 p.m. The Brazilian Minister has just called to inform me that he has received instructions from his Government in the following sense concerning the recognition of the present Bolivian Government. Brazil will assume the same attitude as that taken in 1920 at the time of the Saavedra revolution when Brazil and the United States acted in unison in maintaining cordial relations with the Provisional Government but refused to recognize Government constitutionality or to negotiate with it.4 Brazil hopes that the United States will also take this attitude, as it is felt that to do otherwise would establish a dangerous precedent.