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January 17, 1962

POLISH EMBASSY, RIO DE JANEIRO (CHABASINSKI), TO POLISH FOREIGN MINISTRY

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    Telegram describing conversation between Ambassador Chabasinski and US Ambassador Gordan regarding the United States' relations with Cuba.
    "Polish Embassy, Rio de Janeiro (Chabasinski), to Polish Foreign Ministry," January 17, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Polish Foreign Ministry archives (AMSZ), Warsaw; obtained by James Hershberg, translated by Malgorzata Gnoinska http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119407
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Ciphergram No. 728

From: Rio de Janeiro dispatched on 01.17.1962 at 17:00 and received on 01.18.1962 at 01:50

Came to the Decoding Department on 01.18.1962 at 02:00

To:  [Foreign Ministry Director Aleksander] KRAJEWSKI

From: [Ambassador Wojciech ] CHABASINSKI[1]

[Below is the content of my] conversation with the US Ambassador [Lincoln] Gordon regarding the ministers’ conference:

  1. We [the United States] must somehow please the public regarding the issue of Cuba and we cannot allow for the “Alliance for Progress” to come to nothing.
  2. We want to work out a formula according to which Cuba would not be able to spread its revolution, but which will allow us to “keep [our] doors open” [to Cuba].
  3. We [the United States] cannot approve a resolution that either Brazil or Mexico would not support and that would confirm an open disintegration of the Pan-American system.
  4. We do not exclude the possibility that the Brazilian conference could constitute the basis for discussion.

Decoded on 01.18 at 11:00 by Szczesniak, checked by Strzelecki

[1] Poland’s envoy to Brazil from 1956-61 and Poland’s ambassador to Brazil from 1961-65.

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