834.00/8–948: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Brazil 1


596. Brazilian Emb has informed Dept of rumors referred to in Asunción tel 369, Aug. 7, 7 PM2 re alleged Argentine aggressive intentions against Paraguay and in support of Paraguayan revolutionaries. Brazilian Emb here was informed that Dept had no info of such an alarmist character and could not confirm these reports. There was some discussion as to whether this situation might properly be put before the “Committee of Five” established by Resolution 14 of Habana Consultative Meeting of 19403 (which recently held its first meeting in Washington) but no suggestions were made in this regard. Brazilians thought we might wish to inform Argentine Govt of our concern at these rumors. They were told the Dept would discuss the matter with Amb Bruce who is now in Washington. Dept expressed hope that all countries concerned would be bound by inter-American non-intervention commitments.

Telegraph substance any further discussions you may have with FonMin or high govt officials on this subject.

  1. Repeated to Buenos Aires as 723, to Montevideo as 161, and to Asuncion as 138.
  2. Not printed.
  3. See resolution XIV, Final Act and Convention of the Habana meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, in the Department of State Bulletin, August 24, 1940, p. 136.