740.0011 European War 1939/3947

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The Ambassador52a called to thank me for what I had said to the press yesterday explanatory of the criticism of the speech of President Vargas. He said that President Vargas went away in the forenoon to deliver his speech and that he did not know that President Roosevelt had delivered his Charlottesville speech the night before; that his speech was entirely to his own people and was intended entirely for domestic consumption and application. He then added that tomorrow President Vargas would issue a statement fully explaining his speech. I thanked him.

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  1. Carlos Martins, Brazilian Ambassador.