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  • October 23, 1962

    Message from Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos to Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos

    A message from Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos to Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos. President Mateos expresses his concern with the possibility of weapons of aggression existing in Cuba. President Mateos hopes Cuba has not yet acquired these weapons, but that if it in fact has, he says that Mexico hopes "those bases are not used in any form whatsoever and the offensive weapons are withdrawn from Cuban territory."

  • October 23, 1962

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Mexican Foreign Ministry official and Mexican Ambassador to Brazil

    The Brazilian and Mexican diplomats to Cuba weigh in on their respective governments' opinions on the Cuban crisis and increasing U.S.-Cuban tensions.

  • October 24, 1962

    Message from Mexican Embassy, Washington (Antonio Carrillo Flores)

    The Mexican government recognizes that as the OAS session was ending Secretary Rusk took care to thank our country [Mexico] for its attitude.

  • October 24, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Foreign Ministry Official and Chilean Diplomat, Mexico City

    The Chilean Chargé d’Affaires visited with the Second Undersecretary of Mexico [Pablo] Campos Ortiz to say that Chile had instructions from their government to communicate to the Mexican officials, first, that Chile would vote in the OAS, in favor of the draft resolution presented by the United States; and second, that Chile would vote, in the UN Security Council, in favor of the United States’ Resolution.

  • October 24, 1962

    Record of Meeting of Fidel Castro and Military Chiefs

    Fidel Castro and his military advisors are discussing possible American mobilization of troops to Cuba (in the context of the Cuban Missile Crisis) and what Cuba would need to do to defend itself from such an invasion. A majority of the conversation is devoted to anti-aircraft and aviation preparations.

  • October 25, 1962

    Telegram from Mexican Embassy, New Delhi

    A Mexican diplomat in New Delhi is requesting more information on Brazil’s offer to mediate Cuba conflict and the possibility of Mexico joining that mediation.

  • October 25, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Foreign Ministry Official and Peruvian Diplomat, Mexico City

    The Peruvian Chargé d’affaires Mr. Don Carlos Pérez Cánepa, visited the Second Undersecretary [Pablo] Campos Ortiz. The Peruvian diplomat is inquiring what the Mexican point of view was regarding possible military action (in which all the republics of the continent would take part) against Cuba.

  • October 25, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Foreign Ministry Official and Canadian Ambassador, Mexico City

    A meeting between the Mexican Foreign Ministry official and the Ambassador to Canada. The Canadian Ambassador says that planes from Cuba landing in Canada will be inspected for weapons, no planes from the Soviet Union will be allowed to flyover or land in Canada, and questions why the Mexican government voted the way it did on the US Resolution. To which the Mexican official replied that there were concerns over the use of military force against Cuba.

  • October 25, 1962

    Telegram from Mexican Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Washington

    A telegram from the Mexican Ambassador describing the activities that took place in the recent session of the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).

  • October 26, 1962

    Letter from Yugoslav President Tito to Brazilian President Goulart

    Yugoslav President Tito is writing to Brazilian President Goulart discussing concerns over the situation in Cuba. In Tito's opinion, the best course of action is for direct negotiations to continue in the UN.

  • October 26, 1962

    Letter from Mexican Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, to Mexican Foreign Minister

    A letter from the Mexican Ambassador to accompany the attachments of three examples of reports on the OAS U.S. Resolution from Argentina, Costa Rica, the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. The ambassador also describes a conversation he had with Mr. Ward P. Allen of the North American delegation (and the U.S. State Department).

  • October 27, 1962

    Air Letter from Mexican Embassy, Rio de Janeiro

    A letter from the Mexican Embassy in Brazil in which he comments on the position taken by the Brazilian Delegate in the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) to vote in favor of necessary measures to impede the traffic of offensive weapons, but to vote not in favor of a condemnation of the Cuban regime.

  • October 29, 1962

    Telegram from Mexican Embassy, Washington (Flores)

    A telegram from the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC describing the US's stance on the situation in Cuba and the opinions of President Kennedy.

  • October 29, 1962

    Telegram from Mexican Embassy, Prague

    The Mexican ambassador to Czechoslovakia says in this telegram that Czechoslovakia repudiates the United States' blockade of Cuba, declares its support for Cuba, and supports the declaration by the Soviet delegate at the Security Council.

  • October 29, 1962

    Message from Mexican Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, enclosing memorandum of meeting of US Secretary of State Rusk with Latin American Ambassadors from 28 October 1962

    A memorandum about Secretary of State Dean Rusk’s declarations during the meeting with the Latin American Ambassadors at the State Department on Sunday 28 October 1962. Rusk makes two points: the crisis situation in Cuba is not settled and nothing of what the United States says and does will alter its attitude towards the pressing situation in Cuba. At the end of the meeting, Rusk says that “the solidarity of the OAS had been a magnificent contribution to peace and that it had made a deep impression around the entire world, especially in Moscow," constituting an appeal for them to be discreet in their declarations to the press given that the situation facing the world continues being delicate.

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Mexican Embassy, Havana

    First Secretary Inzunza (Mexico) describes the effect the Cuban crisis is having on diplomatic operations.

  • October 30, 1962

    Memorandum on Message from Mexican Embassy, Caracas

    The Mexican Embassy in Venezuela describes the situation in Venezuela in regards to the ongoing Cuban crisis. The Venezuelan President makes two points: that Cuba, before becoming a Soviet atomic base, was already exporting slogans, money and weapons to destroy American democratic regimes; and that the Venezuelan Government had the firm intention of carrying out each of its international commitments (to Cuba, especially).

  • October 30, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Foreign Ministry Official with Cuban Charge d’Affaires, Mexico City

    Chargé d’Affaires of Cuba Ramon Sinobas visited Undersecretary Pablo Campos Ortiz to discuss the possibility of transfering shipment cargo from a Japanese ship to a Cuban ship without docking and the difficulty in sending foodstuffs (beans and rice) to Cuba from Mexico.

  • October 31, 1962

    Message from Chilean Embassy, Mexico City, to Mexican Foreign Ministry

    Mexican and Chilean officials meet to discuss their relations in regards to the Cuban crisis situation.

  • October 31, 1962

    Air Letter from Mexican Embassy, Rio de Janeiro

    An air letter from Mexican Embassy describing Brazil's role as the mediator of the Cuban crisis, the dismantling of Cuban nuclear weapons bases, and the role of the UN in this conflict.