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  • November 01, 1962

    Telegram from Chilean Embassy in Rio de Janeiro (Ruiz Solar)

    A telegram from Ruiz Solar (diplomat) describing Brazil and Chile's foreign relations with Cuba in regards to U.S.-Cuban tensions. It covers discussions in the United Nations on the subject and also the "Brazilian mediation" attempt to demilitarize Cuba.

  • November 01, 1962

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

    The Cuban Chargé d’Affairs, Mr. Ramon Sinobas, said that he had instructions from his government to ask the Mexican government for its support in the United Nations, to obtain acceptance of the five points that Prime Minister Castro had just made known.

  • November 04, 1962

    Meeting of the Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba with Mikoyan in the Presidential Palace

    Minutes of the meeting between Anastas Mikoyan, Fidel Castro, and other members of the Secretariat of the ORI in the Old Presidential Palace. The purpose of this meeting is to resolve differences between the Cuban and Soviet governments in order to protect Marxist principles. Among other things, they discuss economic sanctions against Cuba, military intervention by other Latin American countries, the importance of the Cuban revolution to Marxism, and Cuba's relationship with the United States.

  • November 05, 1962

    Conversation between the Cuban Leadership and Mikoyan

    During Mikoyan's visit to Cuba, the Cuban leadership explains its position following the Missile Crisis. Fidel Casto suggests that, while the Cuban leadership still believes that the Soviet Union is sincere in its desire to protect the Cuban Revolution, mistakes had been made during the crisis. The Soviet decision to withdraw the weapons should was based on the exchanges between the Soviet leadership and US President John F. Kennedy, not on the previous agreements between the USSR and Cuba. Castro suggests that the USSR could chose to go back on its security guarantees to Cuba in order to safeguard the peace, but that the Cubans will resist American agression nevertheless. The document only contains the Cuban responses to Mikoyan, without the Soviet leader's answers.

  • November 07, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Officials on Shipment to Cuba

    Mexican Undersecretary Pablo Campos Ortiz calls to ask if there is any information about the rice and the beans that the Cuban government had acquired in Mexico and for whose shipment Cuba had especially sent a Cuban boat, the “Bahia de Mariel”. It appears that it has not yet been possible to authorize the dispatch of the merchandise.

  • November 07, 1962

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

    The Cuban Chargé d’Affaires, Mr. Ramon Sinobas, visited the Mexican Undersecretary, Pablo Campos Ortiz. They touched on the following points: Mexico's support of Cuba in the UN General Assembly; economic sanctions against Cuba and the shipment of foodstuffs and other merchandise from Mexico; and Cuba joining the Convention on the Inter-American Indigenous Institute.

  • November 08, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Officials on Trade with Cuba

    Mexican officials meet to discuss trade with Cuba and the difficulty of delivering foodstuffs and other goods to their destinations in Cuba.

  • November 08, 1962

    Telegram from Chilean Embassy in Rio de Janeiro (Ruiz Solar)

    Ruiz Solar discusses in a telegram his opinions on the failed attempts of "Brazilian mediation" of the Cuban crisis.

  • November 10, 1962

    Message from Raul Roa to the Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Regarding Cuban Missile Crisis Resolution

    Coding cable number 725 from Raul Roa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations. He discusses the inspections of the Soviet navy and the packing and return of missiles.

  • November 10, 1962

    Cable from Cuban Foreign Minister Raúl Roa to Cuban Mission to the United Nations (Amb. Carlos M. Lechuga), New York

    Cuban Foreign Minister, Raul Roa, sends a cable to Carlos Lechuga and the Cuban Mission to the UN discussing the "Yankee government" inspecting Soviet ships and instructing the Mission to await further instructions on the Brazil project.

  • November 11, 1962

    Message from Raul Roa to the Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Regarding Inspections

    Cable coding number 731 from Raul Roa to the Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations. He expresses that his government opposes inspection and would like to find a permanent solution instead.

  • November 11, 1962

    Message from Raul Roa to Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Regarding Brazillian Proposal

    Cable coded number 727 from Raul Roa to Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations. Offers three amendments to Brazillian proposal: include Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal in the territorial region, guarantee that nuclear bombs won't be used against Latin America, and the suppression of certain military bases in Latin America or Africa with nuclear potential, including Guantanamo.

  • November 11, 1962

    Message from Raul Roa to Cuban Ambassador the the United Nations Regarding Resolution Agreement

    Cable coded number 730 from Raul Roa to Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations. Roa discusses the editing and changes made to resolution document and includes conditions for approval.

  • November 11, 1962

    Cables from Cuban Foreign Minister Raúl Roa to Cuban Mission to the United Nations (Lechuga), New York

    A series of cables from the Cuban Foreign Minister, Roa, to Carlos Lechuga and the Cuban Mission to the UN. They discuss: a Cuban amendment to the Brazil proposal; U Thant’s idea of independent declaration in which each country would promise to uphold its corresponding part of the protocol; and opposition to inspections.

  • November 14, 1962

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

    Letter from Mexican Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) to Mexican Foreign Minister describing a recent meeting with Mr. Edward Martin, Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs and the various Cuba-related items that were discussed.

  • November 17, 1962

    Telegram from Chilean Embassy in Rio de Janeiro (Ruiz Solar)

    Ruiz Solar discusses in a telegram U Thant's proposal regarding the Cuban crisis. Thant’s proposal mainly consists in establishing permanent inspection in Cuba by representatives of neutral countries chosen by the Cuban Government.

  • November 20, 1962

    Message from Raul Roa to Ambassador Carlos Lechuga

  • November 20, 1962

    Cable from Cuban Foreign Minister Raúl Roa to Cuban Mission to the United Nations (Lechuga), New York

    Instructions from Cuba's Foreign Minister, Roa, to Carlos Lechuga and the Cuban Mission to the UN on how they should handle presenting the Cuban points to the Brazilian proposal as amendments.

  • November 25, 1962

    Letter from Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos to Fidel Castro re Conversation with Anastas Mikoyan

    A letter from Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos regarding a conversation he had with Anastas Mikoyan. The two discussed mostly the USSR's position on Cuba, to which Mikoyan expressed the USSR's support of Cuba (that it would retaliate if Cuba were attacked), but that peaceful coexistence was still the Soviet's plan to follow for the development of humanity toward socialism and the defeat of imperialism.

  • November 25, 1962

    Letter from Faure Chomon to Fidel Castro

    Letter to Fidel Castro concerning the conversation that took place with Anastas Mikoyan which discussed the USSR's position on Cuba.