835.918/9–2945: Telegram

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

2364. In view of increasing reports of censorship imposed on American newspapermen in this Capital, particularly refusal today of radio authorities to permit a factual radio broadcast by Newman, Herald Tribune correspondent, despite informal representations, I propose on Monday morning to deliver a formal protest to FonOff on basis of Resolution XXVII of Mexico Conference29 unless I have before then been instructed to contrary.

  1. This Resolution recommended that the American Republics (1) guarantee to their people free and impartial access to sources of information; (2) undertake the earliest possible abandonment of censorship measures; and (3) take steps to promote the free exchange of information among their peoples. For text, see Final Act of the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, February–March, 1945 p. 69.