CHRONOLOGY OF CUBAN STATEMENTS AND ACTIONS IN GRENADA

Created: 10/30/1983

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CHRONOLOGY OF CUBAN STATEMENTS AHD ACTIQMS IN GRENADAo

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Minister Bishop visits Cuba on his way home from East Europe. Castroeception for Bishop the eveningctober.

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is placed under house arrest late that evening.

Radio Free Grenada announces that Bishop was under house arrest and that Coard has resigned.

October

a demonstration byeople led by Whiteman, Bishop is freed. Bishop, Whiteman, Creft, Bain, and two labor leaders are executed. Radio Free Grenada announcesmember Revolutionary Military Council, headed by Army Commander General Hudson Austin has assumed control of the country.

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eclaration, under Castro's signature, condemning the killing of Bishop and his cabinet ministers, announcing three days of mourning in Cuba, warning that "our political relations with the new rulers of Grenada will have to be subjected to serious and profoundnd promising "whatever possible"he way of assistance "if the 6renadian revolutionary process should survive."

USSR statements released by Moscow were confined to reporting the facts, and lacked the emotional reaction of Cuba.

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Cuban government states that Bishop did not request Cuban support during crisis, and leaves door open to cooperation with new government.

22Revolutionary Military Council releases its first

major policy statement and saysivilian cabinet would be appointed withinoays.

Cuban Foreign Ministry requests that contacts be established between Cuba and the United States so that measures to ensure the safety of Americans or Cubans in Grenada can be handled without violence or intervention.

Cuban media warns that the threat of US military intervention is dangerously taking shape.

26announces there areubans in Grenada,

includingonstruction workers.

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