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

3570. My 3355, July 10, 2 p.m.7 Minister of Finance8 yesterday stated that before July 31 he would like assurance regarding rice [Page 710] purchase agreement as basis Government financing Rio Grande do Sul crop to be planted in August. Foreign Office also has again inquired about agreement.

British Embassy advises that Richard Bland, rice expert of Ministry of Food, shortly is coming to Brazil in company with representatives Commodity Credit Corporation who are interested in buying other commodities under agreements to be negotiated with Brazilian Government.

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  2. Artur de Souza Costa.