740.35112 RP/1–546

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

[Extracts]
secret
No. 1714

Sir: I have the honor to submit a monthly progress report on the Argentine Government replacement program of Axis firms covering the month of December 1945.

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As of December 31, 1945, the action by the Board against Axis firms in Argentina is as follows:

1.
Firms liquidated: 11
2.
Firms under complete control and possession: 66
3.
Firms under intervention by Arg. Government: 77
4.
Firms whose intervention has been discontinued by Argentine Government: 7
5.
Firms under investigation by Arg. Government: 172
6.
Firms on which Embassy has requested action by Junta without results: 1

There is enclosed a detailed list of these firms and their present status.3

In carrying out the recent investigation by Embassy officers of the Nazi activities in various spearhead firms (see Embassy’s despatch No. 1694 of January 1, 19463) the Embassy has noted that by and large the Board officials and members of the government Liquidating Commissions were well disposed to cooperate.

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Respectfully yours,

For the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim
Howard H. Tewksbury

Counselor of Embassy for Economic Affairs
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