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  • November 06, 1962

    Report on Visit to Prague by Cuban Communist Party Leader Blas Roca Calderio

    Calderio's visit to Prague in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis served to solidify the ties between Cuba and Czechoslovakia, relations that would persist until the end of the Cold War. Among the activities of Calderio's visit included attendance of 12th Party Congress of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, meeting with Cuban ambassadors to China, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and a promise to attend the meeting of the Bulgarian Communist Party.

  • November 06, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Delegation at the United Nations (Afonso Arinos), New York, 8 p.m., Tuesday

    Melo-Franco says he received some confidential information from Secretary General U Thant about the situation in Cuba. He also lists the advise he gave to the Cuban ambassador Carlos Lechuga.

  • November 06, 1962

    Telegram from V.V Kuznetsov to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Kuznetsov relays the results of a meeting with U Thant during which the two talk about removal of weapons from Cuba, the lifting of the quarantine and other issues.

  • November 06, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet envoys in New York V.V. Kuznetsov and V.A. Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Kuznetsov and Zorin relays the results of a meeting with McCloy and Stevenson where the four discuss issues such as the dismantling of weapons and the definition of “offensive weaponry.”

  • November 06, 1962

    Ciphered Telegram from Anastas Mikoyan to CC CPSU

    Mikoyan reports to the CC CPSU regarding his conversations with the Cuban leadership. Fide Castrol had concerns about the possible withdraw of all Soviet weapons and all military specialists from Cuba and the possibility of UN inspections on Cuban territory.

  • November 07, 1962

    Cable no. 355 from the Czechoslovak Embassy in Havana (Pavlíček)

    The cable reveals serious misgivings by the Cubans with regard to Soviet handling of the crisis. Roy Inchaustegui was criticized by Castro for discussing the question of document authenticity about the missile bases instead of discussing Cuba's right to defense at the UN Security Council. Pavlicek reports the Council asked on Czechoslovakia's stance towards Castro's 5 Points. While responding with support, he still asked for an official viewpoint from the Czechoslovak government in Prague.

  • November 07, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Officials on Shipment to Cuba

    Mexican Undersecretary Pablo Campos Ortiz calls to ask if there is any information about the rice and the beans that the Cuban government had acquired in Mexico and for whose shipment Cuba had especially sent a Cuban boat, the “Bahia de Mariel”. It appears that it has not yet been possible to authorize the dispatch of the merchandise.

  • November 07, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to the Brazilian Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 5 p.m., Wednesday

    The Brazilian Foreign Ministry instructs its delegation to the United Nations General Assembly on coordinating their efforts with Secretary General U Thant.

  • 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 07, 1962

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Boissevain), 7 November 1962

    The cable focuses on a report from the German embassy that in several places in Cuba, Soviet weapons are hidden under cement. There is still no progress on the dialogue between Fidel Castro and Anastas Mikoyan.

  • November 07, 1962

    Note from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Note to the Polish Embassy in China on Protecting Beijing’s Rights and Interests if India Severs Diplomatic Relations with China'

    The PRC requested Poland to take care of the houses, assets and archives of the Chinese embassy and consulates in India in the case that the latter announced to sever diplomatic relations with Beijing.

  • November 07, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet envoy in New York V.V. Kuznetsov to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Kuznetsov met with Gilpatrick and Yost the day before where the two requested from Kuznetsov if it was possible to photograph the Soviet vessels carrying the removed weapons.

  • November 07, 1962

    Letter from Arie Meyron, Counselor, the Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, to the Head of the Latin American Desk at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, 'Brazil-Cuba'

    A letter from Arie Meyron, a Counselor at the Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, to the Head of the Latin American Desk at the Israeli Foreign Ministry about Cuba-Brazil relations and about Brazil's proposal to the Organization of American States (OAS) to create a nuclear-free zone in Latin America.

  • November 07, 1962

    Report from the Swiss Ambassador to Cuba (Stadelhofer) to the Division of Political Affairs, Swiss Foreign Ministry, About the Transfer of the Remains of Major Anderson

    The Swiss Ambassador to Cuba (Stadelhofer) describes the difficulties he has faced in overcoming the misunderstandings between the Cuban, U.S. and Swiss governments in attempting to return the coffin and remains of Major Anderson.

  • November 07, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Foreign Ministry Official and Cuban Diplomat, Mexico City

    The Cuban Chargé d’Affaires, Mr. Ramon Sinobas, visited the Mexican Undersecretary, Pablo Campos Ortiz. They touched on the following points: Mexico's support of Cuba in the UN General Assembly; economic sanctions against Cuba and the shipment of foodstuffs and other merchandise from Mexico; and Cuba joining the Convention on the Inter-American Indigenous Institute.

  • November 07, 1962

    From the Journal of V.V. Kuznetsov: Record of conversation with the Cuban Representative to the UN, C. Lechuga

    Kuznetsov and Lechuga discuss a number of issues, the misunderstanding on the part of the Cubans regarding the Khrushchev-Kennedy letters, American non-aggression toward Cuba and other concerns of the Cubans.

  • November 08, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Cuba, 'A Brief Report of a Cuban Military Intelligence Official’s Talk'

    According to military intelligence, the situation between US and Cuba has "calmed down". There are fewer fly-overs and the American Navy has backed away from Cuban territory.

  • November 08, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mexican Officials on Trade with Cuba

    Mexican officials meet to discuss trade with Cuba and the difficulty of delivering foodstuffs and other goods to their destinations in Cuba.

  • November 08, 1962

    Telegram from the Brazilian Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 5:30 p.m., Thursday

    Melo-Franco discusses his conversation with Cuban Ambassador Carlos Lechuga about Brizilian-Cuban relations.

  • November 08, 1962

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

    Vidakovic has a conversation with Mikoyan on the USSR's guarantees to the independence of Cuba and the negotiations talks.