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  • October 24, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Washington (Campos), 5 p.m., Wednesday

    A telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Washington suggesting that the inspection of Cuban territory should be transfered from the U.S. to an international group.

  • 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 the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Washington

    A telegram from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Washington relaying a message from the Brazilian Embassy in Moscow regarding their interpretations of the Soviet Union's position on the events related to the Cuban Missile Crisis and U.S.-Cuban relations. The ambassador feels that the Soviets fear war more than the North-Americans; and he says that at no point does the Soviet government specifically refute the NorthAmerican affirmation that it is sending an amount of offensive armament with Cuba, limiting itself to reiterating that the Cuban-Soviet accord of 3 September for defensive military help to Cuba continues in force.

  • 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 26, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Delegation at the OAS, Washington, 6:30 p.m., Friday

    The Brazilian Delegation to the OAS reports that the American Delegation at the General Assembly of the United Nations will enter into contact with the Brazilian Delegation to examine the proposal for banning nuclear arms in Latin America and Africa. In the opinion of the Brazilian Delegation, the North American interest in the proposition is aimed at neutralizing the effect of the Soviet manifestation.

  • October 26, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Washington (Campos), Noon, Friday

    Campos offers an analytical review of the latest events in the Cuban Crisis, which has led him to some conclusions, including the goals of the United States government (to block new offensive arms from arriving in Cuba and to obtain the dismantling or removal of the present warlike installations).

  • October 27, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, 1 a.m., Saturday

    Instructions from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Cuba on what gestures can be made next to that government in order to stop the construction of the nuclear missile bases.

  • October 27, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Mexico (Pio Corrêa), 7 a.m., Saturday

    An official of the Brazilian Embassy in Mexico describes a meeting with the under-Secretary of External Relations, who communicated his conviction that the the United States is not disposed to negotiate on the Cuban question and has decided to intervene militarily on the island, since it is persuaded that the military and political base that has been established by the USSR disturbs the world equilibrium between the two blocs.

  • 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 Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, 12:30 p.m., Sunday

    A telegram from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Havana about the transmission of telegrams between the two.

  • 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 the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, 6:45 p.m., Sunday

    Brazilian Foreign Ministry communicating with its embassy in Cuba regarding an upcoming interview (meeting) with Fidel Castro.

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram to the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, 10 p.m., Sunday

    A telegram to the Brazilian Embassy in Cuba regarding specific logistics for an upcoming meeting.

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram from Brazilian Embassy in Washington (Campos), 2 p.m., Sunday

    Campos discusses agreements that are being made between Kennedy and Khrushchev regarding the immediate dismantling of the missile bases in Cuba, international inspections of Cuba, and an abandonment of the demand for reciprocity in Turkey.

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Embassy in Washington (Campos), 2 p.m., Sunday

    Campos discusses the brief alleviation in tensions between the United States and Soviet Union over the Cuban issue due to a temporary accord for a limited-diversion of the Soviet ships.

  • October 29, 1962

    Telegram from Brazilian Embassy in Washington (Campos), 1:30 p.m., Monday

    Secretary of State Dean Rusk tells Brazilian officials about letters that have been sent between Kennedy and Khrushchev discussing missile bases in both Cuba and Turkey.

  • October 29, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, 3:45 p.m., Monday

    Brazilian Foreign Ministry contacts its embassy in Cuba to confirm the delivery of previous telegrams.