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

305. For the Under Secretary. Department’s 179, June 22, 2 p.m. I have been told very confidentially that President Vargas in private conversation has expressed concern over the recent frequent visits to Brazilian ports and especially to Rio de Janeiro of United States naval vessels. However, as I assume that the situation at Montevideo justifies it I will go ahead with these visits.