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59. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770027–0836. Secret.


60. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770073–0919. Secret; Immediate. Sent for information to Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Panama City, San José, San Salvador, and Tegucigalpa.


61. Telegram From the Department of State to Secretary of State Vance in Paris

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 2–12/77. Secret; Priority; Nodis. Also sent Priority to the White House. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room. Drafted and approved by Allan W. Otto (S/S–O). (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, N770002–0388)


62. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770354–0100. Confidential; Niact Immediate. Sent for information to Guatemala City, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, and San José.


63. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770398–0476. Confidential. Sent for information to Caracas, Guatemala, Mexico City, Panama City, San José, San Salvador, and Tegucigalpa.


64. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780036–0457. Secret; Niact Immediate; Exdis. Also sent Niact Immediate to Tegucigalpa. Sent for information to Guatemala, San José, San Salvador, and Mexico City.


65. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780041–0500. Confidential; Immediate; Exdis.


66. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua and the Embassy in Venezuela

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 1–4/78. Confidential; Niact Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Priority to San José, Tegucigalpa, San Salvador, Guatemala City, and CINCSO. An unknown hand wrote at the top of the page: “Pastor, per your request.” Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


67. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780057–1104. Secret; Eyes Only; Niact Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information to Caracas.


68. Action Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (Bushnell) and the Acting Director of the Policy Planning Staff (Kreisberg) to the Deputy Secretary of State (Christopher)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Records of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Warren Christopher, Lot 81D113, Box 17, Human Rights—Nicaragua I. Confidential. Drafted by Mathews and Kreisberg on February 13; cleared by Ollie Jones (HA/HR). Tabs 1–3 are not attached.


69. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 1–4/78. Confidential. Sent for action.


70. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Records of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Warren Christopher, Lot 81D113, Box 17, Human Rights—Nicaragua II. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Immediate to Caracas, Guatemala City, San Salvador, and San José. Drafted by Bushnell; cleared by Todman, and in ARA, S/P, and S/S; approved by Christopher.


71. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Venezuela

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Records of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Warren Christopher, Lot 81D113, Box 17, Human Rights—Nicaragua II. Confidential; Niact Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by text received from the White House; cleared in S/S–O; approved by McNeill (ARA).


72. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 1–4/78. Confidential; Eyes Only; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by Solaun, Shelton, Welter, and McNeil in ARA; cleared by Todman and in S/S–O; approved by Christopher.


73. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780113–0799. Confidential; Immediate.


74. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Records of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Warren Christopher, Lot 81D113, Box 17, Human Rights—Nicaragua II. Confidential; Niact Immediate; Exdis.


75. Report Prepared in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Intelligence Research Reports, Lot 6D379, Reports No. 997–1005, 1978. Secret; Noforn; Nocontract; Orcon. Prepared by Morris; approved by Estep.


76. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 5–7/78. Confidential; Immediate; Limdis. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


77. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 5–7/78. Confidential.


78. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 5–7/78. Confidential; Immediate. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


80. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780341–0421. Limited Official Use; Immediate. Sent for information to Guatemala City, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, and San José.


82. Intelligence Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Support Services (DI), Job 80T00634A: Production Case Files (1978), Box 3, Folder 79: Nicaragua’s Sandinista National Liberation Front. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. Prepared by the Latin America Division of the Office of Regional and Political Analysis at the request of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.


83. Memorandum From the Director of the Central America Office, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (Matthews) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Vaky)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 8/78. Secret. Copies were sent to Einaudi, Welter, Graham, Winstanley, Shaw Smith, and Kreisberg. Matthews did not initial the memorandum. Vaky initialed the first page of the memorandum on August 28. For additional information about the meeting, see Document 85.


84. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780350–0910. Secret; Niact Immediate.


85. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 8/78. Confidential.


86. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 33, Nicaragua: 8/78. Secret. Sent for action.


87. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 38, Cables: 8/78. Confidential; Immediate. Sent for information to Guatemala City, San José, San Salvador, and Tegucigalpa. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


88. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Presidential Advisory Board, Box 81, Sensitive XX: 9/1–19/78. Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. According to Pastor’s September 5 covering memorandum to Aaron, under which Pastor sent the memorandum of conversation, Pastor drafted the memorandum. Inderfurth added the following handwritten notation on the covering memorandum: “If the memcon were leaked, it could undermine—perhaps permanently—our ability to work for a positive outcome in Nicaragua. I suggest, therefore, that you not send a copy to State and that it be held very closely within the NSC.” (Ibid.)