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

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348. As reported by telephone today, I presented aide-mémoire to Foreign Minister at 1 p.m. as directed by Deptel 185, January 31, 3 p.m.

Foreign Minister took some exception to our connecting Perón with Government. I told story of Lombardo Toledano’s33 similar accusation, which mollified Minister. Minister said that personally he had never heard Embassy accused of anything like this, although he went on to say that many people in opposition felt that they were backed by moral support of Embassy. I said that I recognized this but that our activities were merely directed at extirpating Nazi activities of all kinds in this country. Minister promised to speak to President, Secretaries of War and Interior and Chief of Police and see me again at six tomorrow evening, unless he informed me to the contrary.

Cabot
  1. Founder and general secretary of the Confederación de Trabajadores Mexicanos.