Foreign Relations, 1961-1963, Volume XII, American Republics
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172. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Argentina/1/
Washington, May 24, 1961, 10:52 p.m.
/1/Source: Department of State, Central Files, 735.5-MSP/5-2461. Confidential. Drafted by Coerr; cleared with Goodwin, O’Conner, Barall; and approved by Coerr.
1701. Following based on uncleared memorandum of conversation:/2/
Argentine Economic Minister Alemann called on President today accompanied by Ambassadors del Carril and Rubottom./3/
/3/The meeting was held from 4:28 to 4:57 p.m. at the White House. (Kennedy Library, President’s Appointment Book) In the briefing memorandum to the President prepared for Alemann’s call, May 22, the Department of State stressed that by receiving the new Argentine Economic Minister, President Kennedy could provide useful support of Argentina’s economic stabilization and recovery program. The austerity program had won international approbation, but was very unpopular in Argentina. (Ibid., National Security Files, Countries Series, Argentina, General, 1/61-7/61)
Alemann said that Frondizi hoped to meet the President on occasion IA-ECOSOC Conference, either in Montevideo or in Buenos Aires, should President plan to stop at one or more countries en route. President said…
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