811.248/254: Telegram

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

2175. My telegram 2157, December 22, 6 [7] p.m.80 The Minister for Air promised me this afternoon to close down immediately all Condor and Lati radio stations in Brazil.

The Minister added that President Vargas has directed him to expropriate at once both Condor and Lati.81

  1. Not printed.
  2. The Ambassador reported on December 26 that the Department of Posts and Telegraphs had taken over all Condor, Lati, and Air France radio stations. However, the Brazilian Government was not yet ready to make an issue of the operation of the airlines with the Italian Government. On December 31 the Ambassador wrote that Maj. José Muricy had been named as head of a proposed Brazilian company to replace Condor. (811.248/256; 832.796/700, 708)