The Ambassador in Brazil ( Berle ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 4 p.m.]
2465. Urtel 1920, August 4.17 It is not politically necessary to reduce Brazilian List to hard core in August, though, of course, it might be appropriate recognition that Brazil has probably done more to implement Proclaimed List than most other countries. But delay in reducing List is plainly and of record attributable to fact that Brazilian authorities have not yet made up their own mind on subject and they know this. Accordingly, there is no objection to leaving Brazilian reduction until September List. However, believe if August supplement is to come out, in any event Brazilian firms already nationalized or liquidated should be deleted in that supplement since they present no question whatever.
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