740.0011 European War 1939/1197: Telegram

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

442. My 439, December 17, 11 a.m. Aranha telegraphed Cantilo setting out that in his opinion matter of text of the note in re Declaration of Panama is now secondary: that he thinks well of Cantilo’s suggested text but in some respects considers your suggested text better. He remarked to me “Why does Cantilo drag in the incident off the Chilean coast which concerns Chile and to which Chile has apparently made no objection”.