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October 31, 1962

TELEGRAM FROM YUGOSLAV EMBASSY IN RIO DE JANEIRO (BARIšIć) TO YUGOSLAV FOREIGN MINISTRY

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    A telegram from the Yugoslav Embassy in Rio de Janeiro to the Yugoslav Foreign Ministry expressing their pleasure with Tito’s message.
    "Telegram from Yugoslav Embassy in Rio de Janeiro (Barišić) to Yugoslav Foreign Ministry," October 31, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AMIP), Belgrade, Serbia, PA (Confidential Archive) 1962, Kuba, folder F-67. Obtained by Svetozar Rajak and Ljubomir Dimić and translated by Radina Vučetić-Mladenović. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115483
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FPRY

Sending: Rio

Received: 2.XI 62 at 09.30

No. 416

Taken into process: teletypewriter

Date: 31.X 1962

Completed: 2.XI 62 at 10.00

Telegram

Coded Letter

14

Very urgent

TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

The Army extraordinary satisfied with Tito’s message. They say that he hit Brazilian vanity, especially he gave them significance which they themselves didn’t believe in. Tito’s stimulus contributed to [Brazilian President João] Goulart’s determination, and now when everything is running smoothly, everybody is grateful.

Russians counted [i.e., calculated—ed.] wrongly, but they withdrew on time. Nevertheless they are responsible for this crisis. The USA and particularly Kennedy strengthened their authority, and despite their decoy operations, they showed that they wanted peace and that they were generally right. Anyway, the real victors weren’t Americans, but the “third side,” i.e., Brazil and the others who insisted and proved that a peaceful solution was the only possible one.

The Army is proud of the success of Brazil and Goulart.

The Army is more united than ever before and is with Goulart. A handful of reactionaries tried to use [Gen. Emilio] Maurel Filho who couldn’t cope with the situation, but the matter was quickly determined because he didn’t have any support in the Army.

We would appreciate that, sometime after the solution to the crisis on Cuba has been found, Tito sends a message to Goulart and even more to the Brazilian people congratulating them on their success.

Barišić