832.5151/506: Telegram

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

13. Your 28, January 30, 1 p.m.45 last paragraph. On January 28 we spoke to Aranha and the Finance Minister regarding the concern which American interests doing business in Brazil are manifesting [Page 340] concerning the suspension of allotments of official exchange. We urged that steps be taken to resume allotments for American interests, or at least that assurances be given by the Brazilian Government that this will be done at an early date. The Finance Minister said that immediately upon the reaching of an agreement in Washington regarding the Brazilian exchange problem the flow of official exchange would be resumed for American interests and that in the meanwhile he would cable his Government urging that adequate assurances be given American interests. He informed us yesterday that he had in fact so cabled.

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