740.0011 European War 1939/3680: Telegram

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

265. Italy’s entrance into the war has increased the concern of the Government as to the attitude of the large German and Italian populations here. This was demonstrated today in a speech made by President Vargas for Navy Day: While he praised Pan-American ideals and so on, in several places he made statements which are manifestly sops to those groups.

Caffery