832.00 Revolutions/245: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil (Thurston) to the Secretary of State

59. The Minister for Foreign Affairs assured me this evening with evident conviction that the revolutionary movement is confined to the State of São Paulo and a section of the Matto Grosso border zone. He stated that the Government’s military tactics are designed to circumscribe São Paulo and bring it to terms without bloodshed if possible and intimated that tentative overtures for negotiation have been received.