The Chargé in Argentina (Cabot) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 1—6:50 p.m.]
923. ReEmbtel 829, Mar. 22.13 Reports received from Brazil indicate that profitable clandestine trade hinders Braz’s concurrence to proposed natural rubber shipments. Problem is increasingly difficult for Embassy since first quarter has passed with no announcement yet given re allocation for either first or second quarter. Believe it imperative that immediate concurrence of Braz be obtained or that tripartite agreement be officially abandoned to permit thereby action by US in supplying Argentina’s essential natural rubber requirements.
Repeated to Rio.
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