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  • 1979

    Agreement for Collaboration between Bulgarian and Cuban Ministries of the Interior

    The agreement specifies the bilateral cooperation in the intelligence field.

  • 1979

    A Dialogue With The Soviets: Nuclear Weapons, Disarmament and Nuclear Energy

    Report from American Friends Service Committee describing the organization's late September/early October 1979 visit to the Soviet Union. Details topics of discussion, which included the current status of Cuba, the SALT treaty, the role of NATO in disarmament, and the numerous issues surrounding nuclear energy. Aimed at promoting positive discourse and the importance of a candid exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, in opposition to further militarization.

  • January 26, 1979

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Agostinho Neto

    Agostinho Neto was the president of Angola. The Cuban government redacted from the transcript 29 pages in which Neto addressed internal issues of the government of Angola.

  • February 21, 1979

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Menéndez Tomassevich and Agostinho Neto

    General Raúl Menéndez Tomassevich was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; Agostinho Neto was the president of Angola.

  • April 09, 1979

    Memorandum of Todor Zhivkov – Fidel Castro Conversation, Havana

    Memorandum of a discussion of the future of socialism in Latin America. Castro expects that the social instability of the region will lead to increased socialist influence and revolutionary movements, specifically in Nicaragua and Grenada. He cites two difficulties in his quest to help the Latin American revolutionary forces: his weapons stockpile is running low, and he has agreed to not transfer Soviet weapons to other countries.

  • April 26, 1979

    USSR Embassy in Cuba, "Informational Letter on Contemporary Cuban-American Relations"

    The Soviet Embassy in Havana gives an overview of the latest developments in US-Cuban relations. While steps towards a rapprochment have been undertaken, both sides are deadlocked on the issue of Cuba's military involvement in Africa.

  • April 30, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting in the Great People's Palace in Peking on 30 April 1979 at 9 A.M

    Huang Hua says that "the Vietnamese were the Cubans of Asia but rather more dangerous." In addition to commenting on the situation in Indochina, Huang weighs in on Soviet and Cuban policies toward the Third World, events in the Middle East, and China's involvement in the United Nations.

  • May 04, 1979

    Memorandum of Conversation between Agostinho Neto and Senén Casas

    Agostinho Neto was the president of Angola; General Senén Casas was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense.

  • May 10, 1979

    Letter from R. Castro to Gen. D. Stoyanov Inviting Gen. P. Chergilanov to Visit Cuba

  • May 24, 1979

    Memorandum of Conversation between Minister-counselor of the Soviet Embassy in Havana M. Manasov and Cuban Communist Party CC member Raul Valdes Vivo, 7 May 1979

    Memorandum of conversation between Minister-counselor of the Soviet Embassy in Havana M. Manasov and Cuban Communist Party CC member Raul Valdes Vivo where Vivo discusses plans for Soviet-Cuban cooperation on the Zimbabwe situation

  • June 25, 1979

    Soviet Ambassador to Cuba V.I. Vorotnikov, Memorandum of Conversation with Fidel Castro

    Memorandum of conversation between Soviet Ambassador Vorotnikov and Fidel Castro

  • July 05, 1979

    CPSU CC Protocol #166/31, 05 July 1979

    Concerns the struggle in Nicaragua.

  • July 16, 1979

    Senén Casas to Pedro García Peláez

    General Senén Casas was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense; General Pedro García Peláez was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola.

  • July 24, 1979

    Pedro García Peláez to Senén Casas

    General Pedro García Peláez was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Senén Casas was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense.

  • August 07, 1979

    Letter from Sofia to Havana Regarding Perspective Plans for Intelligence & Security Collaboration

  • September 01, 1979

    Soviet Ambassador to Cuba Vorotnikov, Memorandum of Conversation with Raul Castro

    Raul Castro discusses with the Soviet Ambassador in Cuba the position to be adopted by the Cuban and Soviet governments with regard to the presence of Soviet soldiers in Cuba. Raul Castro also informs the Soviet Ambassador of the discussions that took place between Fidel Castro and Josip Tito in Havana during the meeting of the non-aligned countries.

  • September 15, 1979

    Fidel Castro to Political Bureau of the MPLA

    The MPLA was Angola’s ruling party.

  • September 22, 1979

    Military Intelligence Section Chief, Cuban Military Mission in Angola, Report on Conversation with Oliver Tambo, 'Entrevista sostenida con Oliver Tambo'

    Oliver Tambo was the president of the ANC.

  • September 27, 1979

    Minutes of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting (excerpt)

    Minutes of the CPSU CC Politburo Meeting. Carter has appealed to the Soviet Union regarding the issue of the presence of a military brigade in Cuba. The meeting attendees discuss a rough draft response and offer corrections.

  • September 27, 1979

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision with Brezhnev-Carter Hotline Correspondence

    Telegram, in response to the President of the USA, regarding the issue of the Soviet military personnel in Cuba