The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery)
776. Buenos Aires’ telegram to you of March 20.5 It is assumed that the Brazilian Government will sell the expropriated Lati airplanes to this Government and not to the Argentine or to any Argentine company. It is, of course, obvious that Germany and Italy are directly behind attempts of Corporación, Fiat, and other Argentine companies to obtain Lati airplanes.
If you believe it desirable you may reassure the Brazilians that the United States will purchase and pay a reasonable price for the Lati planes.