Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Miller) to the Acting Secretary of State (Webb)
Subject: Briefing Memorandum on United States-Brazilian Relations for Visit of Ambassador Nabuco to President Truman on October 9.
There is attached a memorandum for the President on United States-Brazilian relations and appended thereto a fuller exposition of those relations and of my recommendations.
I feel very strongly that the importance of our relations with Brazil is such that they warrant transmitting to the President the memorandum with the attached fuller exposition of the state of our relations. The Brazilian Foreign Minister1 and the Ambassador have [Page 764]been increasingly disturbed for a period of several months and it is vital to our interests that a sympathetic and informed hearing be given to the Ambassador. For this purpose I am recommending that, if time permits, the President read the full exposition and the recommendations included therein.
- Raul Fernandes.↩
- Joaquim Nabuco.↩
- James E. Webb.↩
- The section headed “Policies” in the Policy Statement for Brazil, December 18, 1950, reads in part: “It is a policy of the United States to encourage and support all appropriate Brazilian efforts to improve that country’s international position and prestige in the United Nations; to continue to encourage the development of constitutional, democratic government in Brazil; and to maintain Brazil as the keystone of our over-all Latin American policy.” (611.32/12–1850)↩
- Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil.↩
- George F. Kennan was Counselor of the Department of State at the time he and Mr. Miller participated in the Conference of U.S. Chiefs of Mission (in South America), held at Rio de Janeiro, March 6 through March 9, 1950.↩
- Documentation on U.S. policy regarding the military assistance program in Latin America is scheduled for publication in volume i.↩
- Guy M. Gillette of Iowa was Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Utilization of Farm Crops.↩
- Text of Mr. Miller’s remarks of June 20 before the full committee is printed in the Department of State Bulletin, July 24, 1950, p. 140.↩
- U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Price Spreads in Coffee, Senate Report No. 2377, 81st Cong., 2d sess. (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1950). The revised report was issued August 23, 1950; text of the Secretary’s press release of that day is printed in the Department of State Bulletin, September 4, 1950, p. 388.↩
- For the text of the joint statement, see the Department of State Bulletin, May 29, 1949, p. 694.↩
- For information concerning the various proposed agreements, see statement on prospective treaties under discussion with Brazil, p. 772.↩
- The official delegation to President Vargas’ inauguration on January 31, 1951 was led by Herschel V. Johnson as Chief of Delegation and Special Ambassador. Nelson A. Rockefeller was also a Special Ambassador, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were each represented by two members.↩
- Approved June 5, 1950. 61 Stat. 204.↩
- Mr. Stambaugh was a Director of the Export-Import Bank.↩