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Núñez Portuondo, Emilio (1898-1978) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Núñez Portuondo, Emilio (1898-1978)


Historical Note: Emilio Núñez Portuondo was a Cuban lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He held a number of important positions in the Cuban government before the 1959 revoultion, including senator, Minister of Labor, Ambassador to the UN, and most notably, Prime Minister of Cuba in 1958. He served as president of the UN Security Council during the USSR invasion of Hungary in 1956. In exile, he was a leading anticommunist speaker, and a clsoe supporter of US President Richard Nixon.






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