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

512. President Vargas has ruled that effective today all pilots for aircraft of Brazilian registry, with one exception, must be native born Brazilians. This eliminates the German pilots who are naturalized Brazilians flying for the Syndicato Condor and the Vasp Rio de Janeiro–São Paulo Line. The exception is the Varig Line in Rio Grande do Sul which is given to February 1, 1941 to comply.