740.0011 European War 1939/4296: Telegram

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

318. My telegram no. 313, June 28, 5 p.m. Vargas insisted on answering and taking issue with his critics in the United States. His speech this afternoon, although reaffirming and stressing Pan American solidarity and necessity for united front against foreign threats, was petulant and directed directly against those critics who, he said “had interpreted his address of June 11 with false commentary and tendentious publication of isolated phrases.” He asserted right of each country to adopt form of government best suited to it [Page 626]and contended that Brazil had always understood Monroe Doctrine in that manner.

Associated Press has telegraphed principal paragraphs. I assume that Department will see papers carrying them in full.

Caffery