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Inauguration by the U.S. Government of a policy to weaken the Cuban economy, April–July 1960


499. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Mallory) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/4–660. Secret. Drafted by Mallory.


500. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Mallory) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/4–660. Secret. Drafted and initialed by Mallory. Copies were sent to Herfurt and Colonel J. C. King.


501. Memorandum of Discussion at the 440th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, April 7, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Prepared by Boggs.


502. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Ambassador in Cuba (Bonsal)

Source: Department of State, ARA Special Assistant Files: Lot 62 D 24, Cuba (January–June) 1960. Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Hill.


504. Memorandum From Edward E. Rice of the Policy Planning Staff to the Assistant Secretary of State for Policy Planning (Smith)

Source: Department of State, S/PNSC Files: Lot 62 D 1, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Secret. Drafted and initialed by Rice. Also initialed by Smith.


505. Memorandum of Discussion at the 441st Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, April 14, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Prepared by Boggs. The Vice President presided at the meeting.


507. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/4–2360. Official Use Only; Priority.


508. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Dulles–Herter Series. Secret. Signed by Herter and initialed by the President. Also published in Declassified Documents, 1983, 252.


510. Diary Entry by the President, April 25, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries. The source text bears the following note: “Dictated by DDE.”


511. Memorandum of Discussion at the 442d Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, April 28, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Prepared by Boggs.


512. Letter From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Gray) to the Acting Secretary of State

Source: Eisenhower Library, Project “Clean Up” Records, Chron. Confidential; Personal. Copies were sent to Hare, Allen Dulles, and Goodpaster.


513. Paper Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 84, Habana Embassy Files: FRC 67 A 677, Communism. Secret; Noforn/Continued Control. Document number not declassified. This 67-page paper was transmitted to certain diplomatic posts in the American Republics as an attachment to CA–10924, June 27, in which recipients were authorized to use the paper as background information in discussions with officials of the host government. Recipients were asked, however, not to refer to certain information cited in an unsigned memorandum, dated June 16, that was attached to the cover sheet. None of the information cited therein was in the Summary. The decision to circulate the paper was apparently taken at Herter’s direct suggestion. In a June 6 memorandum to INR, to which was attached a copy of the paper, Krebs noted that Herter thought “a good deal of the material contained therein might be used effectively in other Latin American countries.” Krebs asked INR to check with CIA to see whether the paper could be distributed, perhaps in sanitized form. (Eisenhower Library, Herter Papers)


514. Memorandum of a Conversation, Washington, May 2, 1960

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199, May 1960. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Rubottom and approved on May 8 by Dillon. The place and time of the meeting are not indicated on the source text.


515. Memorandum of Discussion at the 443d Meeting of the National Security Council, High Point Relocation Site, May 5, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Prepared by Boggs.


516. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/5–560. Confidential; Priority.


517. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Acting Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Rubottom–Mann Files: Lot 62 D 418, Sugar 1960. Secret. Drafted by Mallory and Hill and concurred in by L, E, H, and S/P.


518. Memorandum From the Acting Secretary of State to the President

Source: Eisenhower Library, Central Files, Confidential File.


519. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Policy Planning (Smith)

Source: Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 67 D 548, Cuba 1959–1961. Secret. Drafted by Hill and Devine and initialed by Mallory for Rubottom.


520. Despatch From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/5–2360. Confidential. Drafted by William G. Bowdler and George O. Gray.


521. Memorandum of Discussion at the 445th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, May 24, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Prepared by Boggs on May 25.


522. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Ambassador in Cuba (Bonsal)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/5–460. Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Rubottom.


523. Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) and the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Mann), Washington, May 31, 1960

Source: Department of State, Rubottom–Mann Files: Lot 62 D 418, Cuba (April–June) 1960. Confidential. Drafted by Dorothy W. Miller. Sent to CMA, CMA/C, and REA.


524. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Ambassador in Cuba (Bonsal)

Source: Department of State, Rubottom–Mann Files: Lot 62 D 418, Cuba (April–June) 1960. Secret; Official-Informal. Drafted by Hill.


525. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, ARA Files: Lot 78 D 287. Secret. Drafted by Rubottom. The source text bears the following handwritten notation by Rubottom: “Not forwarded. Hold for record purposes. Points covered by direct consultation between Rubottom & Mann, Mann and Dillon, and Rubottom & Secy. Herter. (last on 6/3)”.


526. Letter From the Ambassador in Cuba (Bonsal) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/6–660. Secret; Eyes Only.


527. Memorandum of a Conference, Department of State, Washington, June 7, 1960

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/6–760. Confidential. Drafted by Torrey and approved in U on June 16.


528. Memorandum of Discussion at the 447th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, June 8, 1960

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Prepared by Boggs on June 15.