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The Cuban Government’s promulgation of an agrarian reform law, and the question of asylum for Batista, May–October 1959


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/5–1959. Confidential; Priority.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/5–2259. Confidential; Niact. Drafted by Stevenson; cleared with Mann, Jack Herfurt (ARA/EX), Rubottom, and Harry Conover (ARA/REA); and approved by Wieland who signed for Dillon.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/5–2359. Official Use Only; Priority.


310. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, May 27, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/5–2759. Official Use Only. Drafted by Stevenson.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/6–159. Drafted by Stevenson; cleared with Mann, Turkel, Whiteman, and Ruth Gold (OFD); and approved by Rubottom who signed for Murphy.


313. Memorandum of a Conversation, Washington, June 1, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/6–159. Official Use Only. Drafted by Mulliken. The place and time of the meeting are not indicated.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/6–659. Confidential; Priority; Limit Distribution.


317. Memorandum of a Conversation, Washington, June 10, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/6–1059. Confidential. Drafted by Wieland.


319. Memorandum of a Conversation, National Airport, Washington, June 12, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/6–1259. Confidential. Drafted by Wieland and Reed.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/6–1259. Confidential; Priority.


321. Note From Minister of State Roa to the Ambassador in Cuba (Bonsal)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/6–2259. a typewritten notation on the source text indicates it is a translation from Spanish.


322. Telegram From the Department of State to All Missions in the American Republics

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 636.39/6–1859. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Hill, cleared with Snow, and approved by Rubottom who signed for Dillon. Sent to Asuncion, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guatemala City, La Paz, Lima, Managua, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama City, Port-au-Prince, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, San Jose, San Salvador, Santiago, and Tegucigalpa. Sent to Ciudad Trujillo and Havana for information only.


323. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, June 22, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/6–2259. Confidential. Drafted by Stevenson and approved by Robert C. Brewster, Dillon’s Special Assistant, on June 29.


324. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, June 24, 1959, 2:40–3 p.m.

Source: Department of State, ARA Deputy Assistant Secretary Files: Lot 61 D 411, Cuba 1959. Confidential. Drafted by Snow.


325. Memorandum of Discussion at the 411th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, June 25, 1959

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


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.16/6–2559. Confidential. Drafted by Stevenson; cleared with Little, Rubottom, and in draft with L/C; and approved by Wieland who signed for Herter.


328. Memorandum by the Director of the Office of Inter-American Regional Economic Affairs (Turkel)

Source: Department of State, REA Files: Lot 61 D 248, Cuba 1959. Confidential. Drafted by Turkel. Attached to a brief covering memorandum of July 1 from Turkel to Rubottom, in which Turkel wrote that whether or not Rubottom approved the memorandum as representing ARA’s position, he recommended sending it to the Embassy in Havana to obtain its views. Also attached was a note from Devine to Turkel, August 28, in which Devine said that the memorandum had been kept in Rubottom’s in-basket since July 2. Devine said he was returning it to Turkel “for your reconsideration as to whether it is still current and correct. You are the best judge as to whether resubmission is or is not appropriate.”


329. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the President

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Dulles–Herter Series. No drafting or clearance information is given on the source text, which bears the initials “DE.”


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/7–759. Secret. Repeated to Mexico City.


331. Memorandum of Discussion at the 412th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, July 9, 1959

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


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/7–1359. Confidential; Priority.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/7–1459. Official Use Only; Priority.


335. Memorandum of Discussion at the 413th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, July 16, 1959

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Prepared by Boggs. The portion of the discussion printed here is from Allen Dulles’ intelligence briefing.