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Life Mag Oct 31 1938 p 12

The Carribbean, in hindsight, was nothing more than a ruse to allow the Jewish controlled U.S. Government to use its mighty (and soon even mightier) naval power to interfere with the ordinarily normal commerce relations of the German commercial interests (being German, not "German" Jews).

In this same Life Magazine, at p. 14, it is reported that the Brazilian Government, in typical sardonic Life Magazine manner, asked the German Government to keep its ambassador to Brazil in Germany; and the German Gov't told the Brazilian ambassador in Berlin to go home. Brazil was touted as being the best friend of America in South America, where German commerce and trade was increasing.