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

Sir: I have the honor to furnish the Department herewith, as serving to indicate the attitude of Brazil with respect to the political situation in Cuba and the relations thereto of the United States, Mexico, and Chile, a copy of a memorandum of a conversation I had with the Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs on September 11.

Gibson
[Enclosure]

Memorandum by the Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson)

In the course of conversation this afternoon, Mr. Mello Franco referred to the Cuban situation.

He said he was troubled by the Mexican note and had given the Brazilian Ambassador in Washington instructions to work in close understanding with the American Government. He had also declined to have anything to do with the suggestion of the Chilean President that any communication sent to Cuba should be signed by all the American Governments.