The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson)
101. Your 167, July 17, 5 p.m. Aranha is cabling President Vargas immediately and is following up his cable by an air mail letter. He is insisting in these communications that the Brazilian Government refrain [Page 278] from entering into any further treaties similar in any sense to that recently entered into with Germany.
I suggest that for the time being you limit yourself to the endeavor to obtain from Dr. Macedo Soares accurate information as to what project, if any, the Brazilian Government is contemplating entering into with Italy. Aranha believes that he will receive correct information by cable from the President within the next 2 days.
Please continue to cable me fully all information which you may obtain.