740.0011 European War 1939/3729: Telegram
The Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 12—2:32 p.m.]
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.