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

No. 5152

Sir: Referring to previous reports concerning Vasp, I have the honor to report that Camargo Aranha came to see me this morning and said that his resignation as well as that of the other directors had been accepted by the new Interventor. He remarked that one of their last acts had been to discharge Ludwig Weber, the last remaining German of any importance in Vasp. There remain only a few more or less German mechanics.

In other words, strange as it may seem, the degermanization of Vasp has in fact been accomplished at no cost to us.

Respectfully yours,

Jefferson Caffery