611.3231/603: Telegram

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

119. Department’s 61, June 20, 11 a.m. Aranha’s plans have been in abeyance as he felt he could not leave before election of constitutional President. He feels this will be achieved inside next 2 weeks. He then intends to reach Washington as soon as possible. Will probably leave here for Europe by zeppelin within 3 or 4 weeks to join his wife, remain few days only and then proceed directly to Washington arriving early August.7

He tells me that on his arrival he will be accompanied by suitable experts and will have full powers enabling him to negotiate trade agreement without further reference to Rio. He is this evening seeing the President and Foreign Minister and asking that immediate attention be given to preliminary work and instructions sent to Freitas-Valle8 to place himself at the Department’s disposal to get matters in as definite shape as possible prior to his arrival.

He will advise me further after his conversations with President and Foreign Minister.

Gibson
  1. Aranha arrived in Washington September 13, 1934.
  2. J. E. de Sousa Freitas-Valle, Brazilian Chargé at Washington.