740.00112A/12–346: Circular airgram

The Acting Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics


Embassy at Santiago has received a report that Soviet Attaché has contacted six former Proclaimed List nationals and will contact all in endeavor to sell German goods made in Russian zone of Germany and to elicit their cooperation.

Embassy at Buenos Aires reports former Proclaimed List national asserts he was offered exclusive distribution and selling rights for South America of “Russian Made” pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and dyestuffs by two members of Russian Commercial Mission whom he alleged to be fully cognizant of the former Proclaimed List national’s past and to have stated that it is to Russia’s advantage to select some one in his peculiar position, with his knowledge of the Argentine chemical industry.

These reports may indicate a trend. Please report whether similar reports have been received by you.