832.51/10–1646: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Pawley )

confidential

1541. Emdes 908.25 Eximbank action on additional funds $7,500,000 complete Rio Doce and on $50 million credit application postponed pending receipt your views on both questions and also on ForMin letter of intent Oct 10.26 Has Bouças27 any official capacity other than Secretary Washington committees and is he authorized speak for Govt on above subject? He claims Brazil not need $50 million.28 Is Saurez still authorized carry on negotiations for loans? Cable reply urgently.

Byrnes
  1. Not printed.
  2. Quoted in telegram 1770, October 16, from Rio de Janeiro, p. 500.
  3. Valentim Bouças, President of the Committees for the Control of the Washington Agreements.
  4. Telegram 2028, December 20, 1946, 7 p.m., from Rio de Janeiro, confirmed that the Finance Minister had taken the position that Brazil did not need the $50,000,000 credit (832.51/12–2046).