Political, economic, and military relations of the United States and Argentina 1

1. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. iv, pp. 400 ff.


179. Telegram From the Ambassador in Argentina (Nufer) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.05135/1–2555. Confidential; Niact.


180. Minutes of the 225th Meeting of the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems, Washington, March 1, 1955

Source: Department of State, NAC Files: Lot 60 D 137, Minutes. For National Advisory Council Use Only.


181. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, March 15, 1955

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 835.10/3–1555. Limited Official Use. Drafted by O’Connor on March 16.


182. Despatch From the Ambassador in Argentina (Nufer) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.5–MSP/3–2355. Secret.


184. Letter From the Secretary of State to the Secretary of Defense (Wilson)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 720.5–MSP/4–2055. Secret. Drafted on May 20 by Jamison. In a memorandum to Dulles, May 20, Holland enclosed a draft letter to Defense, identical to the source text. “It seems to me essential,” Holland stated in part, “that Defense put itself clearly on record that it will make funds available or seek them from the Congress before conversations with Perón are initiated. The amount contemplated should be sufficient to meet reasonable Argentine aspirations in relation to other bilateral programs. Although it is possible that Perón will not show any disposition to agree to the terms required for us to provide grant aid, we should do all that is feasible to insure that, if he does agree to such terms, we are in a position to deliver the goods.” (Ibid., 720.5–MSP/4–2055)


186. Telegram From the Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Argentina

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.00/6–1955. Drafted by Dearborn and approved by Holland.


187. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, June 27, 1955

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.00/6–2755. Limited Official Use. Drafted by O’Connor.


188. Telegram From the Secretary of State to the Embassy in Argentina

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.05135/6–2955. Confidential; Priority. Drafted and approved by Watrous.


189. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, July 28, 1955

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.35/7–2855. Confidential. Drafted by O’Connor.

In a memorandum of July 26 from O’Connor to Watrous, Dearborn, Lyon, and Holland, O’Connor recommended that Holland raise the issue of the interrelationship of the remittances problem and the cottonseed oil question in this scheduled meeting with Ambassador Paz. He suggested that Holland “increase the pressure on the Argentines through a modified and tactful quid pro quo approach.” (Ibid., 811.05135/7–2655) Argentina had recently requested an additional 50,000 tons of cottonseed oil under Public Law 480.


191. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Ambassador in Argentina (Nufer)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.35/9–655. Secret; Eyes Only.


193. Telegram From the Ambassador in Argentina (Nufer) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.00/9–2055. Confidential; Priority.


194. Telegram From the Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Argentina

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.35/9–2155. Secret. Drafted and approved by Holland.


195. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Hoover) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.00/9–2355. Secret.


196. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Lyon) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.00/10–755. Confidential. Drafted by Vaky. A handwritten note on the source text by Barnes indicates that the Secretary was informed of the contents of this memorandum.


198. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Under Secretary of State (Hoover)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 835.10/11–1555. Confidential. Drafted by Bernbaum. Copies were sent to Murphy and Prochnow.


199. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 835.00–TA/11–1755. Confidential. Also addressed to Hoover. A notation on the source text indicates that “Prochnow concurs on assumption that discussions under point 2 are solely exploratory and no commitments made.”


200. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Hoover) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 835.00–TA/11–2455. Confidential.


201. Despatch From the Ambassador in Argentina (Nufer) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.1120/12–955. Secret. Drafted by James F. O’Connor, Jr., Second Secretary of the Embassy.


202. Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 110.15–HO/12–1255. Secret. Copies sent to Waugh, Atwood, Douglass, Harley, Corbett, and Bernbaum.


203. Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.5–MSP/12–1255. Confidential. Copies sent to Waugh, Douglass, Harley, Atwood, Corbett, and Bernbaum.


204. Telegram From the Ambassador in Argentina (Nufer) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.35/12–1355. Secret.


206. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Holland) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State (Murphy)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.35/1–2756. Secret. The Bureau of Economic Affairs concurred in this memorandum. Copies were sent to Dulles, Prochnow, and Bernbaum.


207. Memorandum of a Conversation, Rio de Janeiro, February 2, 1956

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 835.00/2–256. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Bernbaum on February 9. These U.S. and Argentine officials were in Brazil for the inauguration of Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek on February 2.