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July 08, 1963

CABLE FROM DUTCH EMBASSY, HAVANA (BOISSEVAIN), 8 JULY 1963

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    Boissevain writes in continuation of the previous cable regarding Castro's desire for a mediator in an agreement with the United States. The Swiss or Czech ambassadors are offered as alternatives by Boissevain. Castro also notes that the Cuban debt to the Soviet Union is far to large, although he still wishes to continue revolution, creating this impasse between Cuba and the United States.
    "Cable from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Boissevain), 8 July 1963," July 08, 1963, 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. 119. Obtained for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar and translated for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115700
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DATE OF DISPATCH: 8 July 1963

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

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With reference to my 33 second question is whether SU was consulted which appears to me as likely, third question why not the Swiss or Czech ambassador in Havana and Washington respectively [where they represented US and Cuban interests - ed.].

Be noted that Fidel [Castro] told my wife that Cuban government [has] too large [a] debt to Soviet bloc, only the US able to provide aid but nevertheless he was determined to continue revolution and this is the bottleneck.

Boissevain

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