740.00112A European War, 1939/5183: Telegram

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

2119. For the Under Secretary. Aranha made it abundantly clear to me yesterday, and desires me to make it clear to you, that we cannot expect his enthusiastic cooperation with us to continue unless different methods are adopted in connection with the Proclaimed List. He says all the blame all over Brazil is being placed on his shoulders and that it is weakening his position more than he can stand.

As I have stated before the Proclaimed List ends can be substantially met and we can do away with Aranha’s objections if the Department will adopt the framing control suggested in my telegram 1829, November 2651 and the maintenance of the confidential list.

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