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The Chargé in Cuba ( Wright ) to the Secretary of State

424. This morning at final meeting with Cuban Sugar Commission,83 they stated that because of 1946 crop uncertainty and our offer for only one crop, they could not get industry’s support to continue negotiations until October. They, however, repeatedly assured that U.S. would get Cuba’s 1946 production.

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A joint press release was issued stating our offer to purchase one crop at 3.45 and that discussions would be resumed with Cubans before October 15.

Wilson and Rowe left for Washington this afternoon.

  1. Meetings of the United States and Cuban Commissions began in Habana on June 10.