810.20 Defense/58⅜: Telegram

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

259. The German and Russian and notably the Russian broadcasts are talking a lot about our alleged imperialistic designs in Latin [Page 47] America under cover of acquiring air bases; and the Germans are stressing the trips of Colonel Miller and Captain Spears.

The local Germans are attempting to tie up the approaching visits of the Quincy and Wichita with all that.61

  1. See section entitled “Concern of the United States over Nazi activities in Uruguay; visits of United States naval vessels to the eastern coast of South America’ pp. 1147 ff.