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  • October 24, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 5 p.m., Wednesday

    The Brazilian Embassy in Cuba describes that the situation has become difficult as the supply of foodstuffs and other articles for members of this Embassy and for the asylum-seekers has become difficult to obtain.

  • October 25, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 12:45 p.m., Thursday

    An attempt to assure the Secretary of State for External Relations, at Minister Roa's request, of the total falsity of the accusation that, in Cuba, there exists any offensive armament and that Cuba solely desires effective guarantees in respect to its integrity and sovereignty and is ready even to dissolve its Army.

  • October 25, 1962

    Telegram from Yugoslav Embassy in Havana (Vidaković) to Yugoslav Foreign Ministry

    A telegram from Yugoslav Embassy in Havana to the Yugoslav Foreign Ministry describing Vidaković's meeting with Brazilian Ambassador Pinto. They mostly discussed the Cuban crisis in relation to decisions made in the Organization of American States (OAS) councils.

  • October 26, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 6 p.m., Friday

    A telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana,Cuba describing the paralyzed activities in Cuba due to the incalculable damage to the economy of the country because of the American blockade.

  • October 26, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 6 p.m., Friday

    A report on a meeting between the ambassador of Yugoslavia [Boško Vidaković] with President [Osvaldo] Dorticós to discuss American planes making low-level flights over Cuba and, according to information received recently (at the time), the American attack being imminent.

  • October 27, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 5:45 p.m., Saturday

    Pinto tells the Foreign Ministry that he met with the Cuban Minister of External Relations, Raul Roa, but did not receive the Ministry's telegram message in time to ask Roa their question about the upcoming commission of the United Nations to Cuba and the Cuban government's affirmation that it would not accept any type of audit or inspection.

  • October 27, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 7:15 p.m., Saturday

    Pinto believes that the immediate visit of the UN Secretary-General U Thant to Havana will be of major importance and, he is under the impression that the Cuban government is disposed to make important concessions in direct negotiations with him [U Thant].

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 5:30 p.m., Sunday

    Pinto discusses the details of a visit by UN Secretary-General Albino Silva - his flight and the procedures of his travel.

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 6:45 p.m., Sunday

    Pinto describes a meeting with Roa in which Roa repeats a message from Fidel Castro's proclamation that the evacuation of the American base Guantanamo should be directed at not only the United States, but also the Soviet Union, to show both that Cuba is not a toy of the great powers and should be heard in the coming negotiations.

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram from Yugoslav Embassy in Havana (Vidaković) to Yugoslav Foreign Ministry

    Foreign Minister Raúl Roa said to the Yugoslavian official that Fidel’s last declaration (his 5 point statement on 28 October) was directed more at Khrushchev than to Kennedy.

  • October 29, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 11:30 p.m., Monday

    Pinto transmit a message from President Goulart's personal envoy, General Albino Silva, describing a meeting with Fidel Castro, mostly discussing US evacuation of Guantanamo and the UN inspections of bases on Cuban territory.

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Yugoslav Embassy in Havana (Vidaković) to Yugoslav Foreign Ministry

    Vidaković speaks with Brazilian ambassador Luis Bastian Pinto on Brazil's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis negotiations and Fidel's argument for Cuban sovereignty and independence.

  • November 01, 1962

    Telegram from Israeli Embassy in Havana (Prato), to Israeli Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem

    Prato and Pinto discuss Brazilian efforts to pursuade Cuba to accept inspectors as well as what a potential U.S. attack would mean for diplomatic relations in the region.

  • November 05, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 4:45 p.m., Monday

    Pinto describes two recent speeches, one by Kennedy the other by Castro, and appears to give more credit and praise to the speech by Castro. He also discusses the Cuban crisis situation in general.

  • November 05, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 5:30 p.m., Monday

    Pinto relays the message that Mikoyan intends to remain in Cuba at least one week, permiting a complete review of relations between Cuba and Russia, in face of the last events.

  • November 05, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 6:15 p.m., Monday

    Pinto briefly discusses the new representative of Cuba at the UN, Carlos Lechuga.

  • November 06, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 10:30 a.m., Tuesday

    Pinto calls to attention the rude and violent tone of the proclamations of support to Cuba on the part of China contrasting with the relative moderation of the USSR and of its satellites. Pinto believes Mao is "taking a shot" at Khrushchev.

  • November 07, 1962

    Telegram from Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 5:30 p.m., Wednesday

    Pinto describes the current situation in Cuba from the perspective of the Brazilian Embassy in Havana. He says, "The country continues entirely mobilized for the defense. The attitude of the Government seems to be more cautious. Habituated for years of the threat and with the blockade in front of Havana, the revolutionary government is plainly conscious that the danger has not passed and can reemerge at any moment."

  • November 09, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 7:45 p.m., Friday

    Pinto describes his conversation with the Cuban Minister of External Relations, Raúl Roa, which he says confirmed his impressions that the Cuban government, conscious of the gravity of the situation, is disposed to make concessions to reach a minimal guarantee.

  • November 09, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana (Bastian Pinto), 11:30 a.m., Friday

    Pinto meets with Anastas Mikoyan and Fidel Castro to discuss Brazilian-Soviet-Cuban relations.