710.G/275: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

90. Department’s 77, October 10. Minister for Foreign Affairs tells me matter was not discussed with Argentine President and Foreign Minister but from his way of telling me I gather that the reason was that his overtures [sic] that Argentine Government was not disposed to join in any initiative for adjournment.

Minister expressed his own emphatic view that it would be a mistake to hold the Conference as scheduled with the Cuban, Leticia and Chaco questions [apparent omission] to the troublemakers. He said that he was convinced this was generally understood in Latin America but that there was a general reluctance to take the onus of making the suggestion of adjournment. He himself having led the way last time hesitated to play the same role a second time but stood ready to cooperate if some other Government took the lead.