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128. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770017–0819. Confidential; Exdis.


129. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State and the Mission in Geneva

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770047–0025. Confidential. Repeated for information to all the Consulates in Mexico.


130. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 28, Mexico, 2–3/77. Confidential. Drafted by Pastor on February 23. The meeting was held in the Oval Office. The time of the meeting is taken from the President’s Daily Diary. (Carter Library, Presidential Materials)


131. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron, Box 29, Mexico, 1–6/77. Confidential. Drafted by Pastor on February 24. The meeting was held in the Cabinet Room.


132. Memorandum From Secretary of the Treasury Blumenthal to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 28, Mexico, 2–3/77. Secret; Priority.


133. Letter From President Carter to Mexican President Lopez Portillo

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 31, Mexico, President Lopez Portillo Visit. No classification marking.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 28, Mexico, 4–7/77. Confidential. Sent for action.


135. 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, Country, Box 28, Mexico, 8–9/77. Confidential. Sent for information. Brzezinski wrote below the subject line, “This is an update, in case you chat with Minister Roel. Carter underlined “Minister Roel” and wrote, “No.” Reference is presumably to a possible meeting during the Panama Canal Treaties signing ceremonies in Washington.


136. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Mexico

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770327–0930. Confidential; Immediate. Drafted by Dugstad; cleared in ARA/RPP, ARA/MEX, CIA, Customs, DEA, SER/INC, and S/NM; approved by Falco.


137. Briefing Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Todman) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P780029–1711. Confidential. Drafted by Simcox.


138. Backchannel Message From Vice President Mondale to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 8, Backchannel Messages, Latin America, 6/77–12/78. Secret; Sensitive. Sent through Brzezinski.


139. Letter From President Carter to Mexican President Lopez Portillo

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 48, Mexico, 1–12/78. No classification marking.


140. Telegram From Secretary of State Vance to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780196–0761. Confidential; Immediate. Repeated for information Immediate to Helsinki, USINT Havana, and Caracas. Vance made an official visit to Mexico May 3–5.


141. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780257–0631. Confidential; Immediate.


142. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, Roger Channel, Mexico, 1963–79. Secret; Roger Channel.


143. Telegram From the Embassy in Mexico to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, 1977–1981, Box 50, Folder: PRM/NSC–41. Secret; Immediate; Exdis.


144. Presidential Review Memorandum/NSC–41

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 32, Mexico, PRM–41 (Policy), 10/77–11/78. Confidential.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, 1977–1981, Box 51, PRM/NSC–41. No classification marking. Sent for action. Carter initialed the memorandum indicating that he saw it.


146. Executive Summary of the Response to PRM/NSC–41

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 28, Mexico, 8–9/78. Secret; Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals; Not Releasable to Contractors or Contractor/Consultants. Drafted in the CIA. A draft of the full PRM response is attached. In a memorandum to Vance, August 1, Brzezinski requested that the Secretary schedule a PRC meeting “to review the complex of issues with Mexico and lines of action to deal with them.” (Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 32, Folder: Mexico, PRM–41 [Policy], 10/77–11/78) In an August 2 memorandum to Pastor, Inderfurth reported that Carter concurred. (Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, 1977–1981, Box 50, PRM/NSC–41) The final PRM response was circulated on November 22. (Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, 1977–1981, Box 50, PRM/NSC–41 [1]) For the section on Energy of the final PRM response, November 22, see Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, vol. XXXVII, Energy Crisis, 1974–1980, Document 170.


147. Memorandum for the Files by the Director of the Office of Policy Planning, Public and Congressional Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (Einaudi)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 29, Mexico, 10/78. Confidential; Exdis.


148. Memorandum From the Counselor of the Department of State (Nimetz) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Vaky)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Office of the Counselor (Nimetz), Lot 81D85, Box 2, Mexico. Confidential.


149. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski), the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Aaron), and Henry Owen of the National Security Council Staff

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, 1977–1981, Box 51, PRM/NSC–41. Confidential. Copies were sent to Erb and Poats. Prepared in advance of the PRC meeting; see Document 150.


150. Minutes of a Presidential Review Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 29, Mexico, 12/1–14/78. Confidential. The meeting was held in room 305 of the Old Executive Office Building.


151. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 29, Mexico, 12/15–31/78. Secret.


152. Summary of Conclusions of a Policy Review Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, 1977–1981, Box 73, PRC 091 Mexico 2/6/79. Confidential. The meeting was held in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.


153. Memorandum From Guy F. Erb of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski), the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Aaron), and Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron, Box 30, Mexico, 10–12/78. Confidential. Copies were sent to Owen and Poats.


155. Summary of Conclusions of a Policy Review Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 32, Mexico, PRM–41 (Policy), 2–7/79. Secret. The meeting was held in the White House Situation Room.


156. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron, Box 30, Mexico, 2/79. Confidential. The meeting was held at the Presidential Residence, Los Pinos.


157. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 30, Folder: Mexico, 2/14–16/79. Confidential. The meeting was held at the Presidential Residence, Los Pinos. All brackets are in the original.