Editorial Note

In a letter of August 23, 1950, to Herschel V. Johnson, Ambassador of the United States to Brazil, Mr. Miller stated in part that the Department had never been enthusiastic about an oil loan to Mexico because of its possible effect on United States relations with other countries to which we had denied petroleum loans. Therefore the present loan proposal, which included as corollary Mexico’s withdrawal of oil loan requests, appeared to be a desirable solution to the problem despite the potential adverse effect on United States-Brazilian relations of a credit to Mexico in the amount contemplated.

For the text of this letter, see page 760.