Declaration of Santiago; July 26 1964 [cover title]; 26 of July 1964 address by Fidel Castro

Toronto: Fair Play for Cuba Committee / Amis du peuple cubain, 1964. 37p., mimeographed text stapled into professionally-printed 8.5 x 5.5 inch wraps with portrait of Fidel; browned and slightly brittle, faint dust soil, sticker shadow, and a tiny dampstain.

The OAS had just issued a boycott agreement, in solidarity with the United States. Castro reads off the OAS declaration point by point, comments at length, then issues his own, the "Santiago declaration." Point one, no legal basis for sanctioning Cuba; two, the US and OAS have "introduced into Cuba thousands of weapons and tons of explosives to promote subversion; three, re mercenaries, four, re Playa Giron, five, CIA "has introduced into Cuban national territory hundreds of agents especially trained to carry out sabotage and acts of vandalism such as the murder of teachers, of young literacy brigaders.. in acts of ferocious and brutal revenge against a revolutionary people;" six, re Guantanamo provocations, seven, violations of air space, eight thru ten, charges of cynicism, eleven, an equal right to aid revolutions elsewhere.. Note that the FPCC in Canada was still publishing; in the United States it had been frightened into dissolution by Lee Harvey Oswald's provocateur activity.

Cat.No: 84108

Price: $15.00