835.918/6–2045: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Braden ) to the Secretary of State

1295. Entirely approve suggestion Department’s 729, 19th.9 My query to Lomuto was “while recently there has not been active censorship of Time magazine, from previous experiences they have learned that none of their copies printed in Argentina will be permitted to go through the mail if they contain any critical comment on situation here, accordingly they have blanked out articles on Argentina as in case of last two issues (there have been many previous instances). This in effect is censorship and therefore pursuant to your statement to me will Time henceforth, irrespective of how critical the article may be, enjoy full liberty of press? Will it go through mails without slightest hindrance or delay and may I so inform Time’s representative?” To this Lomuto replied in most positive terms there would be no hindrance or delay in post office or otherwise irrespective of articles it might contain.

Braden
  1. Not printed.