811.91235/7–745: Telegram

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

1467. BeEmtel 1459, July 6, 8 p.m.24 James Miller U.P. Vice President tells me U.P. will continue distributing despatches including Newman and Cortesi summaries to clients excepting La Prensa which requests U.P. to withhold them. Gainza Paz25 according to Miller is genuinely frightened by Perón and does not dare print anything critical of Govt.

Neither Cortesi nor Newman despatches appeared in any paper today although several have been distributed by agencies.

In view of A.P. and U.P. stands, Govt, may reimpose censorship on news distribution by press agencies or take other measures.

To extent adherence to democratic principles in Chapultepec Act implies freedom of press, it is evident that Govt, is rapidly building up noncompliance case against itself.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Alberto Gainza Paz, editor of La Prensa.