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November 26, 1962

CABLE FROM DUTCH EMBASSY, HAVANA (BOISSEVAIN), 26 NOVEMBER 1962

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    The short cable concerns a farewell speech given by Anastas Mikoyan, which was, in the words of Boissevain, a "pep talk" to Castro. The speech failed to gain any further concessions from Fidel Castro beyond what Mikoyan could initially get Castro to agree to.
    "Cable from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Boissevain), 26 November 1962," November 26, 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/115572
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DATE OF DISPATCH: 26 November 1962

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

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Farewell speech [was given by] Mikoyan which [was a] “pep talk” without contents showed that he did not succeed in getting further concessions from Fidel [Castro], which was confirmed by manifesto [of the] rev. reg. [revolutionary government—trans.] in which 5 points [were] repeated, inspection [was] turned down, and the US [was] provoked.

Boissevain

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