832.24/273: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil (Burdett) to the Secretary of State

627. For Under Secretary. Reference Embassy’s telegram No. 626, December 3, noon. A Secretary of the British Embassy called to discuss an order issued last night by the National Department of Press and Propaganda forbidding publication of press articles favoring the British and said that this organization is considering suspending Reuter’s News Agency in Brazil.

The British Embassy views the situation with much uneasiness and said the Government here is considering prohibiting British ships from obtaining supplies in Brazilian ports.

Aranha continues much disturbed. I am sure he would greatly appreciate anything that you can telegraph me to transmit to him.