168. Telegram 563 From the Embassy in Costa Rica to the Department of State1 2

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  • Soviet Offer of US Assistance to GOCR

Planning Minister Rodriguez told USAID Director today that Soviet Government has within last few days offered to build/rehabilitate Limon and Puntarenas ports. Projects would be financed in form of loan repayable by Costa Rican coffee exports to USSR, with coffee priced at traditional market levels. Rodriguez implied that proposal was under study by GOCR.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 779, Country Files, Latin America, Costa Rica. Confidential.
  2. The Embassy reported that the Government of Costa Rican had received an offer from the Soviet Union to rehabilitate two major ports, financed through loans repayable with coffee exports to the Soviet Union.