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Latin America and the Global Cold War$
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Thomas C. Field Jr., Stella Krepp, and Vanni Pettiná

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469655697

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655697.001.0001

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Cuba, the USSR, and the Non-Aligned Movement

Cuba, the USSR, and the Non-Aligned Movement

Negotiating Non-Alignment

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(p.148) 6 Cuba, the USSR, and the Non-Aligned Movement
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Latin America and the Global Cold War
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Michelle Getchell

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655697.003.0007

Based on archival research in the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History (RGANI) and the Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation (AVPRF), as well as on published primary source document collections, this paper argues that Cuba’s role as Soviet ally conflicted with Fidel Castro’s desire to assume a leadership role in the Non-Aligned Movement. As Castro sought to balance his aspirations for leadership of the Non-Aligned Movement with his obligations as Soviet ally, Soviet officials attempted to capitalize on Cuba’s position in the movement to achieve a closer relationship between the Third World and the socialist bloc. U.S. officials struggled to discredit Castro and delegitimize his claims to non-aligned status, but were ultimately unable to prevent the movement’s turn toward a more pronounced anti-American stance in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Keywords:   Cuba, Soviet Union, Cold War, Latin America, Non-Alignment

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