• Short Summary

    Bolivian President Walter Guevara Arze opened the ninth Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday 922 October) with a sharp attack on the United States for its plan to sell off its tin reserves.

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    Bolivian President Walter Guevara Arze opened the ninth Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday 922 October) with a sharp attack on the United States for its plan to sell off its tin reserves. In his speech welcoming Foreign Ministers and other delegates from twenty-seven countries, President Guevara also said Bolivia would never give up seeking its access to the sea, lost to Chile a century ago.

    SYNOPSIS: President Guevara questioned the fairness of the sale, authorised by the U.S. Congress, of thirty-five thousand tons of stockpiled tin. Bolivia, who earns half of its foreign exchange from this commodity, fears that world prices will fall and shatter its fragile economy. The Jamaican delegate welcomed tow new members.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1S6MIL0UK4MYMP5B3LFMFBVID
    Media URN:
    VLVA1S6MIL0UK4MYMP5B3LFMFBVID
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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