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October 30, 1962

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

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    Telegram describing conversation between Ambassador Chabasinski and former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. They discussed their dissatisfaction with the US's "Alliance for Progress" and recent US diplomatic efforts, among other topics.
    "Polish Embassy, Rio de Janeiro (Chabasinski), to Polish Foreign Ministry," October 30, 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/119408
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Ciphergram No. 1367

From: Rio de Janeiro dispatched on 01.30.1962 at 15:00 and received on 01.30.1962 at 23:40

Came to the Decoding Department on 01.30.1962 at 23:50

To:  [Foreign Ministry Director Aleksander ] KRAJEWSKI

From: [Ambassador Wojciech] CHABASINSKI[1]

I met with [Brazil’s former president Juscelino] Kubitschek [de Oliveira][2] and [August Frederico] Schmidt – the adviser for foreign affairs to the former president:

According to their results assessment of the recent Punta del Este [meeting], they are saying that Washington’s diplomacy was embarrassing because Washington seriously counted on the fact that Brazil would change its position at the conference.At the same time, they are predicting that the situation will worsen in the Caribbean region, but they do not believe that the USSR would risk a war over Cuba.They believe that the idea of the “Alliance for Progress” is falsely thought out in Washington. They think it is characterized more accurately by economic aid, and that it  is not a good policy for the industrial development of Latin America.They characterized the internal situation in Brazil as wobbly and unstable with possibly some serious turbulence that could be exacerbated by the election period, high prices, increased penetration of the Communist Party, as well as [Jânio da Silva] Quadros’[3] anticipated and demagogic pronouncements following his return.[President] Kubitschek will be leaving for a series of lectures at university campuses in the United States. He will be giving talks about the necessity to accelerate economic development in Latin America.

Decoded on 01.31.1962 at 08:50 by Szczesniak, checked by Zawadzki

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

[2] Brazil’s president from 1956-61.

[3] Brazil’s president from January-August 1961.

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