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October 29, 1962

CABLE FROM DUTCH EMBASSY, HAVANA (BOISSEVAIN), 29 OCTOBER 1962

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    Boissevain writes after the conclusion of the crisis the Cuban response to the Tripartite Agreement. Fidel Castro proclaimed that no guarantee would be sufficient until all of the following had ceased: the naval and economic blockade, American aid to anti government forces and espionage, piracy from the United States and Puerto Rico, American military flights over Cuba, and dismantling the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay.
    "Cable from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Boissevain), 29 October 1962," October 29, 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. 87. Obtained for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar and translated for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115549
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DATE OF DISPATCH: 29 October 1962

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

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With reference to tripartite agreement US-UN-SU Fidel declared that no guarantee sufficient unless, besides abolishing blockade, the following will be ceased:

Firstly economic blockade

Secondly aid to anti’s and espionage

Thirdly pirate attacks from US and Puerto Rico

Fourthly flights over Cuba

Fifthly dissolving [the US] base [of] Guantanamo

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