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October 24, 1962

CABLE FROM DUTCH EMBASSY, HAVANA (BOISSEVAIN), 24 OCTOBER 1962

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    The cable reports on Castro's speech, which does not offer much in news. The President of Brazil Goulart has instructed Ambassador to Cuba to investigate on the "offensive weapons."
    "Cable from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Boissevain), 24 October 1962," October 24, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, National Archives, The Hague, Archives of the Dutch Legation (later Embassy) in Cuba, 1955-1964, 2.05.169, inv. 82. Obtained for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar and translated for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115523
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DATE OF DISPATCH: 24 October 1962

TO: NERECODI [Dutch Government Code Service, The Hague]

CONFIDENTIAL

Provocative speech [by] Fidel [Castro] offers no news. President [of] Brazil [João Goulart] has [instructed Brazilian] Ambassador Havana [Luis Bastian Pinto] to find out whether government Cuba would permit investigation concerning “offensive weapons,” after which definitive negative answer. With this Rio touched the heart of the matter to prevent either fruitless name-calling or war.

Boissevain 67