557. Notes of the Secretary of State’s Staff Meeting, Department of State, September 9, 1957, 9:15 a.m.1

[Here follow a list of those present (23), an intelligence briefing, and discussion of matters unrelated to Uruguay.]

8. Uruguay—Mr. Rubottom said he was extremely discouraged over the poor political situation in Uruguay which is drifting into a potentially dangerous trend. He characterized this as one of extreme complacency, an unsound overdoing of the welfare state and a dangerous penetration of the government by Leftists and Communists. He noted mounting anti-US feeling.

[Here follows discussion of matters unrelated to Uruguay.]

  1. Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Staff Meetings: Lot 63 D 75. Secret. Drafted by Fisher Howe.