CFM News and Notes
by Committee for a Free Mozambique
New York, New York, United States
Contents: An Analysis of the Recent Azores Agreement • The focus of this issue is the December 10, 1971 executive agreement between the Nixon Administration and Portugal granting the U.S. certain rights to military bases in the Portuguese Azores in return for a $436 million U.S. aid package to Portugal. In his letter to CFM, President Samora Machel states: "Certainly they will tell us that the American economic aid has no bearing on the war, even though the colonialist, who spend more than 1.5 millions a day on the war, are the first to confirm that their economy is in a critical state." The newsletter reports on opposition to the agreement from Congressman Charles Diggs, Chairman of the House Sub-Committee on Africa, who resigned from Nixon's delegation to the UN in protest against the pact.
Used by permission of former members of the Committee for a Free Mozambique.
Collection: Robert E. Maurer Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections