740.0011 European War 1939/3712: Telegram
The Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 12—7:04 a.m.]
266. Department’s No. 164, June 11, 6 p.m. For Under Secretary. As I have reported they would, the entry of Italy into the war and the continued German victories have complicated matters: President Vargas … without informing his Cabinet apparently, … made, in an effort to appease those elements, the speech reporting [reported?] in my telegram No. 264  (the Associated Press has been telegraphed a translation of the objectionable paragraphs). Would you like the whole speech telegraphed?
Vargas believes I hear that our good neighbor policy might prevent us from interfering with what to all appearances would be a purely Brazilian movement; hence he would like to appease the Germans and Italians.