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  • 1975

    Meeting Transcript, Kissinger and Brezhnev Discuss Angola in Moscow

    Kissinger questions Brezhnev about Cuban involvement in Angola and asks if the Cubans will withdraw if the South Africans do. Brezhnev gives no definitive answers.

  • September 14, 1978

    Military Agreement between Cuba and Angola, 'Convenio sobre los principios de colaboración en la rama militar, entre la República de Cuba y la República Popular de Angola'

    Military agreement between Cuba and Angola.

  • October 19, 1978

    Statement by South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha Regarding Talks with the Western Five (excerpts)

    Excerpts of a statement by P.W. Botha discussing South Africa's concern with the independence and security of its neighbors. Emphasizes South Africa's wish and ability to provide Namibia with continued money and infrastructure and warns against the threat that a Marxist Namibia would pose to the free world.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • October 17, 1979

    Cuban Ministry of Armed Forces, Meetings with Agostinho Neto on Reduction of Cuban Troops, 'Cronología de las conversaciones sobre la reducción de tropas cubanas en la R.P.A. por el presidente Agostinho Neto...'

    The Cuban Ministry of Armed Forces lists and summarizes conversations with Angola’s President Neto and Neto’s defense minister about withdrawing some Cuban troops from Angola.

  • January 04, 1980

    Report of Conversation between Pedro García Peláez and José Eduardo dos Santos, 'Versión conversación con el Presidente de la RPA' 2 January 1980, enclosed in Matas Colombo to Colomé

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • March 15, 1980

    Report of Conversation between Pedro García Peláez and José Eduardo dos Santos, 'Versión entrevista sostenida con presidente R.P.A. el sabado 15 de marzo de 1980'

    Report by General Pedro García Peláez, head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola, about his conversation with Angola’s president José Eduardo dos Santos.

  • May 17, 1981

    Memorandum of Conversation between Senén Casas and Nikolai Ogarkov

    General Senén Casas was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense; Marshal Nikolai Ogarkov was the chief of the Soviet General Staff.

  • May 20, 1981

    Report of Conversations with Dmitri Ustinov and Nikolai Ogarkov, 'Contenido de las Reuniones Sostenidas con el Ministro de Defensa de la URSS y el Jefe del Estado Mayor General'

    Marshal Dmitri Ustinov was the Soviet minister of defense; Marshal Nikolai Ogarkov was the chief of the Soviet General Staff.

  • January 20, 1982

    Memorandum of Conversation between Dmitri Ustinov and Abelardo Colomé

    Marshal Dmitri Ustinov was the Soviet minister of defense; General Abelardo Colomé had been the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola in 1975-77

  • February 04, 1982

    Cuba-Angola Declaration

    A defense of Cuban military intervention in Angola, citing the advance of South African troops in Angolan territory as justifiable cause. Accuses the United States and South Africa of inciting bands of Namibian militia to upset the Cuban presence in Angola. Argues that the presence of Cuban troops in Angola is an agreement between two sovereign governments.

  • August 11, 1983

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Ulises Rosales and Polo Cintra Frías

    General Ulises Rosales was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense; General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola.

  • August 18, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet, Abelardo Colomé and José Eduardo dos Santos, 'Reunión con la dirección angolana ...'

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; General Abelardo Colomé had been the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola in 1975-77; José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • December 09, 1983

    Cuban Ministry of Armed Forces, Report on the Battle of Cangamba, 'Experiencias de las acciones combativas de Cangamba'

    The Cuban defense ministry’s analysis of the battle of Cangamba.

  • December 29, 1983

    Polo Cintra Frías to Ulises Rosales

    General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Ulises Rosales was Cuba's first deputy minister of defense.

  • January 10, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Abelardo Colomé and Dmitri Ustinov

    Cuban general Abelardo Colomé followed Angolan affairs closely; Marshal Dmitri Ustinov was the Soviet minister of defense.

  • February 08, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Abelardo Colomé, Ulises Rosales and Konstantin Kurochkin

    Cuban general Abelardo Colomé followed Angolan affairs closely; General Ulises Rosales was Cuba’s first deputy defense minister; General Konstantin Kurochkin was the head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.