740.0011 European War 1939/3729: Telegram

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

271. For the Under Secretary. My 266, June 11, midnight [noon]. Aranha has not seen President Vargas since he made his speech yesterday and insists that not one in the Cabinet knew anything about it. … he contends (lamely) that the President thought that he was talking merely for home consumption and did not realize that there would be repercussions abroad.

Aranha … will see Vargas this afternoon.