740.35112 RP/2–2445: Telegram

The Chargé in Argentina (Reed) to the Secretary of State

373. Fiore has submitted to Embassy list of 44 German firms intervened to date. This figure comprises 19 principal companies and 25 subsidiaries. List being forwarded by pouch.93

He also advises that Perón94 is exercising pressure on him to go easy on the intervention of certain German firms because of existing [Page 448] army contracts with them; Fiore claims he will not yield to this pressure.

  1. Despatch 17,373, February 24, not printed.
  2. Juan D. Perón, Vice President and Minister of War.