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George W Kamehameha arrived in Brazil. The youngest son of the Hawaiian Prime Minister had already gotten involved in what was regarded as the family business. He was carrying a letter to the Emperor of Brazil and another to the Prime Minister. He had been briefed by his father thoroughly on what was happening in the far East and Europe and was capable of answering questions. He had already taken courses at the University of Hawaii and would become a full time student in the fall. He spoke Portuguese as well as Spanish.
The Brazilian Emperor insisted that George stay at the palace. He Brief Both the Prime Minister and the Emperor on what was happening. Both men were astonished with his grasp of detail. George was given a letter to his father from the Emperor and he had a long conversation with the Emperor on his thoughts regarding the military clashes. He was also informed that there was a serious illness reported in Africa.
Is it an hemorrhagic fever?
The Emperor scanned the latest Medical report from Angola and spoke to the court doctor. It appeared that the experts had reported the spread of Hemorrhagic fever ' in several locations. It had also been reported in the Congo, Rhodesia and In the Eastern African Colony. Medical supplies had been dispatched and there was co-operation between Brazilian, British, German and Belgian Official. Martial law had been proclaimed in certain areas.
The Emperor called upon the Health Minister to get his opinion as to what action could be taken in Africa that could improve the health situation. The Health Minister reported that additional shipment of drugs to the colonies but it was something that was going to take a greater effort than Brazil could do. Martial Law was being used to try to prevent a spread of the Illness. Panic was something that could make things worse . No Brazilian troops could be sent back from the Portuguese colonies until after they were checked and even then they faced isolation in Brazil until given the all clear signal. The German, South African and Belgian Governments were also stepping up. The Emperor had also spoken to the Hawaiian Prime Minister about the need for additional drugs.
A team from the Hawaiian Department of Health flew into Brazil and met with Brazilian officials regarding the African Crisis. Hawaii had already helped by supplying drugs to fight the contagious disease. Both countries were working to ensure that it did not spread both in Africa and to the rest of the world. Several Hospitals had been constructed in Angola, and in the other colony. The Belgium Government had declared Martial Law in the Congo
Brazil, which had been administering Portugal's colonies in Africa declared Martial Law in an attempt to control the Plague. The Government of South Africa also declared Martial Law along the Border region. The use of armed troops was an attempt to finally prevent the Plague from spreading and then to begin to get the upper hand.
Troops from Brazil and Portugal began to fight a fierce war in an attempt to restore order and to stop the Plague. The South African Government also joined the fight in an attempt to gain the upper hand. Villages were being burnt to prevent the spread of infection and the same with dead bodies. Hawaii, the United States and Britain supplied drugs but it would take time something that was of concern. The death total had climbed to over 100,000 people and even though it was slowing in areas as a result of actions taken the belief by health authorities was that it might hit 500,000 dead before it was finally able to be stomped out.
The Brazilian State Police arrested 5 people three of which were Argentinian citizens with smuggling in arms and explosives to be smuggled into Hawaii.
The Royal Hawaiian Constabulary sent 4 officers by Airship to Brazil with warrants for the arrest of three of the Individuals being held by Brazilian authorities. The extradition warrants were processed and the prisoners and evidence was transported to the Naval air base where an Hawaiian air ship was waiting.
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