DOCUMENTO. US Dept. of State. 6 de Abril de 1960. Memorándum de LESTER D. MALLORY sobre qué hacer contra Castro ante su apoyo popular y una oposición inefectiva
– 499. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Mallory: photo wp) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) (Text… Office of the Historian)
“1. The majority of Cubans support Castro (the lowest estimate I have seen is 50 percent).
2. There is no effective political opposition. (…)
6. The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship.
If the above are accepted or cannot be successfully countered, it follows that every possible means should be undertaken promptly to weaken the economic life of Cuba. If such a policy is adopted, it should be the result of a positive decision which would call forth a line of action which, while as adroit and inconspicuous as possible, makes the greatest inroads in denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government. (…)
(VERSION DE 6: El único medio para quitar el apoyo interno a Castro es a través del desencanto y el desaliento basados en la insatisfacción y las dificultades económicas… debilitar la vida económica de Cuba. Una política hábil y discreta para negar dinero y suministros a Cuba, disminuir su reserva monetaria y los salarios, a fin de causar hambre, desesperación y el derrocamiento del gobierno.)
– 500. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Mallory) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) (Text… Office of the Historian)