832.796/305: Telegram

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

202. Your despatch no. 4441, April 4. The Department considers that a resumption of service of the Air France at the present time would be highly undesirable.

In view of the strong possibility, almost certainty, that the United States Government will soon be able to make equipment and financing available for the establishment of a strong Brazilian airline or airlines, it is hoped that you will consider it advisable to make our feelings, concerning Air France, known to Aranha.

The Department expects to be able to telegraph you definite favorable information concerning airplanes for Vasp within two or three days.