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  • November 26, 1962

    Letter from Italian Communist Journalist Carmine de Lipsis to Senior Italian Communist Giancarlo Pajetta on Interview with Che Guevara

    A letter from Italian Communist Journalist Carmine de Lipsis to Senior Italian Communist Giancarlo Pajetta regarding an interview with Che Guevara. De Lipsis also includes detailed reading notes on this meeting to augment the rest of the letter.

  • December 01, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and Chinese Ambassador Shen Jian, Havana

    Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Chinese Ambassador Shen Jian discussing the outcome of the Cuban Revolution, especially in terms of how it reflected US-Soviet relations.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation withwith Ernesto Guevara Serna, Secretary of the National Leadership of the ORO and Minister of Industry, 25 February 1963'

    Guevara praises recent letters from Khrushchev, expresses irritation at the timing of a trade memorandum, and describes Fidel Castro's excitement for his trip to the USSR.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Diary of A. I. Alekseyev, Record of a Conversation with Cuban Minister of Industry Ernesto Guevara, 25 February 1963

    Alekseyev and Guevera discuss Soviet and Cuban foreign and economic relations, and trip to the Soviet Union proposed by N.S. Khrushchev.

  • September 04, 1963

    From the Diary of O. T. Darusenkov, Record of a Conversation with Cuban Minister of Industry Ernesto Guevara, 27 August 1963

    Guevara discusses Cuban economic development, Chinese anti-Soviet propaganda, a proposed PURS (United Party of the Socialist Revolution) party program, and a training program for Cubans in the Soviet Union.

  • December 26, 1963

    From the Diary of O. T. Darusenkov, Record of a Conversation with Cuban Minister of Industry Ernesto Guevara, 20 December 1963

    Guevara reports on the improving economic development of Cuba. Guevara and Darusenkov briefly discuss misunderstandings about the Chinese and Cuban-Soviet foreign relations.

  • January 29, 1964

    From the Diary of A. I. Alekseyev, Record of a Conversation with Ernesto Guevara, 25 December 1963

    Guevara informs the Soviets that he has been falsely accused of being "pro-Chinese." They discuss certain differences between Guevara and Soviet officials in terms of approach to the Liberation Movement in Latin America. Guevara reports recent economic progress and economic development plans in Cuba.

  • August 26, 1964

    From the Diary of Yu. P. Chestnoy, Record of a Conversation with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Bolivia, Mario Monje, 3 August 1964

    The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Bolivia, Mario Monje, informs Chestnoy about a recent meeting with Che Guevara, in which they discuss the differences in Chinese Communist leadership policies. Guevara states that if forced to choose between the two sides, Cuban leadership would be on the side of the Soviet Union.

  • October 27, 1964

    From the Diary of O. T. Darusenkov, Record of a Conversation with Cuban Minister of Industry, Ernesto Guevara, 16 October 1964

    Darusenkov notes a meeting in which Guevara discusses Khrushchev's resignation and its potential policy implications for the Soviet Union, focusing particularly on foreign policy towards Cuba.

  • December 10, 1964

    From the Diary of O. T. Darusenkov, Record of a Conversation with the Secretary of the National Leadership of the United Party of the Socialist Revolution of Cuba, Ernesto Guevara, 8 December 1964

    Guevara outlines his intentions for an upcoming speech to the UN General Assembly. He plans to discuss peaceful coexistence between large and small countries, as well as expose and confront the United States about their intervention in the Congo and aggression towards Cuba.

  • February, 1965

    Excerpt from Che Guevara's 'Pasajes de la Guerra Revolucionaria (Congo)'

    Excerpt from Che Guevara's "Pasajes de la guerra revolucionaria (Congo)" on his meeting with African liberation movement leaders in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania describing the inability to convince them to fight for a greater cause than the freedom of individual republics.

  • August 17, 1968

    Stenographic transcript of meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party

    Ceausescu relates his recent meeting with Dubcek in Prague in August 1968. His talks with Dubcek focused primarily on the events that had unfolded in Czechoslovakia over the last several months.