At the United Nations Security Council meeting in Panama, the United State has faced another barrage of criticism over its Latin American policies.
GV INT Assembly (2 shots)
China's Ambassador Huang Hua speaking
SV UK delegate (silent shot) PAN TO U.S. delegate
SV Guinea Ambassador Madame Jeanne Martin Cisse speaking in French
SV Yugoslav delegate listening (silent shot)
SV Zambian Ambassador Paul Lusaka speaking
AMBASSADOR HUANG HUA OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: "After the independence of a number of Latin American countries, colonialism independence of a number of Latin American countries, colonialism and imperialism, refusing to give up their sinister designs, have continued their oppression, interference and infiltration against the Latin American countries by every possible means and in different forms. Particularly since the beginning of this century, U.S. imperialism, under the signboard of "Pan-Americanism", has subjected the Latin American countries to aggression and enslavement, plunging the Latin American peoples into continued dire misery. To date. imperialist and colonialist oppression and control are still menacing the independence and security of the Latin American countries and peoples. The struggle of the Caribbean colonial peoples for independence continues to be suppressed and sabotaged."
MADAME JEANNE MARTIN CISSE OF GUINEA: "It is indeed difficult to conceive today the abnormal position of this colonial enclave resulting from an out of date agreement between the Governments of the United States of America and Panama. We have no doubt that the Council of Security meeting which is now taking place in this country will expose the necessity of settling this question in order to prevent any cause for a war that we must stop."
AMBASSADOR PAUL LUSAKA OF ZAMBIA: "Zambia will support fully; any measures that may assure for the states of Latin America the safety of their territorial integrity and sovereignty. Only in a climate of peace will the states of Latin America be able to effect to the maximum their own economic, political and social changes for the benefit of their people."
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Background: At the United Nations Security Council meeting in Panama, the United State has faced another barrage of criticism over its Latin American policies.
Earlier there were reports that U.S..Panama talks over the disputed Canal Zone territory had lessened the tension... but The People's Republic of China called for the removal of the United States from the zone, and was supported in the condemnation of the U.S. by several nations including Guinea and Zambia.
The United States has controlled the Canal zone since signing a treaty with the Panamanian government in 1903.
The following are translations and transcripts of speakers from The People's Republic of China, Guinea and Zambia. An alternative commentary is provided to cover the Chinese and French speech.
SYNOPSIS: At the United Nations Security Council meeting in Panama, the United States has been criticised over its Latin American policies.
Among the critics... Ambassador Huang Hua of The People's Republic of China.
The ambassador said that, even though a number of Latin American countries had attained their independence, colonialism and imperialism have continued. He said interference and infiltration had continued against the Latin American countries in different forms and by every possible means. Mr. Huang added that, since the beginning of this century, U.S. imperialism, under the guise of "Pan-Americanism", had subjected the Latin American countries to aggression and enslavement. This, he said was plunging the Latin American peoples into continued dire misery. The ambassador went on to say that colonialist control still menaces the independence of Latin American peoples and countries.
The Council is discussing Latin American peace and security, and the ambassador for Guinea, Jeanne Martin Cisse spoke about the Canal Zone issue...
Madame Cisse said it is difficult to conceive today the abnormal position of the colonial enclave which results from an out of date agreement between the United States and Panama. She added that she had no doubt that the council meeting which is being held in Panama, will expose the necessity of settling the Canal Zone question in order to prevent any cause for a war which the council must stop.
Zambia was another national supporting Panama's claim to the zone...