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

26. My telegram No. 24, February 1, 4 p.m. During the conversation I had with Aranha yesterday I took occasion to refer to the Department’s telegram No. 12, January 26, 11 a.m., which made an impression upon him.

Aranha told me this morning that after our conversation he … explained the whole situation to the President, who decided that something must be done to improve our competitive position with reference to Germany in this market.

Aranha now feels definitely more optimistic in regard to this business.