• Short Summary

    A CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES OPENED AT PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY, JANUARY 22, TO CONSIDER THE POSITION OF CUBA WITHIN THE ORGANISATION.

  • Description

    A CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES OPENED AT PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY, JANUARY 22, TO CONSIDER THE POSITION OF CUBA WITHIN THE ORGANISATION.THE U.S.DELEGATION - OF 20 MEMBERS - HEADED BY SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK, ARRIVED AT MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT ON THE CONFERENCE EVE AND WERE WELCOMED BY URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND TROOPS ON PARADE.

    THE U.S.PARTY WAS EXPECTED TO PRESENT A CASE FOR THE ADOPTION OF COLLECTIVE DIPLOMATIC AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST CUBA, DUE TO FEARS THAT THE COMMUNIST SYMPATHIES OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT POSED A THREAT TO THE OTHER 20 MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION.

    IN CONTRAST TO THE FORMAL RECEPTION FOR THE U.S.DELEGATION WAS THE POPULAR WELCOME, JANUARY 22, FOR CUBAN PRESIDENT OSVALDO DORTICOS - GREETED WITH UPROARIOUS ENTHUSIASM BY A LARGE CROWD AT THE AIRPORT, AS THOUGH TO UNDERLINE THE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION EXISTING WITHIN THE ORGANISATION ON THE ATTITUDE TO BE ADOPTED OVER CUBA.

    THE UNITED STATES EXPECTED SUPPORT FROM 12 MEMBER COUNTRIES IN ITS EFFORT TO ISOLATE THE CARIBBEAN NATION FROM ITS NEIGHBOURS, BUT IT WOULD NEED ONE MORE VOTE FOR THE TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY REQUIRED TO CARRY A RESOLUTION.

    MEANWHILE, IN HAVANA, CUBAN PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO WAS CALLING THE CONFERENCE "AN INTERVENTION AND INTERFERENCE IN LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS." HE ADDED THAT CUBA'S REPRESENTATIVES WOULD DEMAND SANCTIONS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, GUATEMALA AND NICARAGUA FOR THEIR ALLEGED PARTICIPATION IN LAST APRIL'S UNSUCCESSFUL INVASION OF CUBA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WJMJP892MHFN2I5T5VP38D13
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WJMJP892MHFN2I5T5VP38D13
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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