710 Consultation (3)/42: Telegram

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

1376. From the Under Secretary. Your 2033, December 13, 2 p.m.22 This Government considers it highly desirable that the meeting be held in Rio de Janeiro, both because of the fact that the psychology created by the holding of the meeting in that capital would be altogether favorable as well as because of the fact that in that event the presidency of the conference would be vested in the hands of Aranha.

Please express these views to Aranha and inform him that several of the Governments of the Central American Republics have expressed the desire that the conference be held either in Washington or in Panama. To all of these suggestions I have replied that in as much as the Consultative Meeting of Habana unanimously and officially determined that the next Consultative Meeting would be held in Rio de Janeiro, this Government considers it undesirable to raise the question of changing the agreement there reached.

I consider it expedient from every point of view that the meeting be held at Rio de Janeiro. [Welles.]

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