ADVICE OF KUBITSCHEK TO JAIR DANTAS RIBEIRO REGARDING HIS REMAINING AS MINISTER

Created: 3/29/1964

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MINISTER OF WAR GENERAL JAIR DANTAS RIO AT THE HOSPITAL .

SERVIDORES DO ESTADO IN RIO DE JANEIRO. KUBITSCHEK TOLD RtBEIRO_SAUNnFKS

THAT THE RECENT EVENTS SURROUNDING THE MUTINY AT THEWM.

MINISTRY HAD NOW CONVINCED HIM ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT PRESIDENT EI11III

JOAO GOULART HAD GIVEN IN COMPLETELY TO THE LEFTISTS

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COMMUNISTS AND THAT GOULART "WILL NOT TURN BACK." KUBITSCHEK Id SAID THAT IT WAS ESSENTIAL THEREFORE THAT RI BE IRO REMAIN AS MINISTER OF WAR SINCE WITH RI BE IRO OUT OF THE WAY GOULART "WOULD KUBITSCHEK SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN TOLD OF

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MINISTER OFUREMA'S SUGGESTION THAT RI BE IRO

APPOINT AN "INTERIM MINISTER." (FIELD COMMENT SEE

.) KU3ITSCHEK SAID THAT JUREMA "HAS JOINED GOULART AND THE LEFTISTS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT" (FIELD COMMENT: JUREMA WASDim, KUBITSCHEK IMPLORED RlBElRO TO REFUSE TO APPOINT AN INTERIM [Gim,

AND TO INSIST ON REMAINING AS MINISTER OF WAR.

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BE IRO SAID THAT HE HAD NOT YET COMPLETED AN ANALYSIS OF THE RECENT EVENTS BUT THAT SO FAR HE DIDN'T LIKE WHAT HE SAW. HE SAID THAT IN HIS OPINION IT APPEARS THAT GOULART IS REACHING THE POINT OF RESORTING TO ILLEGAL ACTION AND "IF THE PRESIDENT ATTEMPTS AN ILLEGAL ACTION,ILL SEE THAT HE ISI6EIRO SAID THAT IN ANY CASE, HE WOULD REMAIN AS MINISTER OF WAR"M ORDERED TO LEAVE.ILL NOT AGREE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INTERMIM MINISTER."

RI BE IRO THEN DISCUSSED AN INCREASE IN PAY FOR THE MILITARY. hE SAID THAT KU6ITSCHEK SHOULD TELL CONGRESS TO VOTE AN INCREASE IN PAY AT ONCE SINCE GOULART IS USING THIS FAILURE OF CONGRESS

TOAY INCREASERUMPCARD. "GOULART WILLAY INCREASE AND CONGRESS WILL LOOSE FACE IN THE EYES OF THE ARMY." RlBE IRO SAIDGRES5 SHOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY WILL COME FROM SINCE" GOULART CERTAINLY DOESN'T."

BE IRO AND KUBITSCHEK ALSO DISCUSSED THE AMNESTY FOR

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SERGEANTS INVOLVED IN THE BRASILIA REVOLT. KUBITSCHEK SAID THAT HE UNDERSTOOD WELL HOW RlBEIRO FELT ABOUT THIS (FIELD COMMENT: RlBEIRO HAS STEADFASTLY OPPOSED AN AMNESTY FOR THE SERGEANTS.) BUT THAT "GOULART IS MAKING CONGRESS LOOK LIKE AN ENEMY OF THE SERGEANTS." KUBITSCHEK SAID THAT CONGRESS SHOULD PASS THE AMNESTY PROPOSAL AT ONCE AND THEREBY TAKE THE WIND OUT OF GOULART'S SAILS. RlBEIRO SAID THAT HE UNDERSTOOD THF POLITICAL REASONING AND ACCEPTED IT; HOWEVER AS HE SAID THATILITARY MAN, HE COULD NOT GO ALONG WITH THE PROPOSAL.

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