• Short Summary

    A Cuban bid to have the United Nations General Assembly include an item on "colonialism in Puerto Rico" on its agenda was rejected by the Assembly's steering committee on Thursday by 10 votes to five, with eight abstentions.

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    A Cuban bid to have the United Nations General Assembly include an item on "colonialism in Puerto Rico" on its agenda was rejected by the Assembly's steering committee on Thursday by 10 votes to five, with eight abstentions.

    The United States delegate, Mr. George Bush, opposed the Cuban move, calling it an interference in American internal affairs. The Cuban delegate. Signor Ricardo Alarcon Quesada, who introduced the item, accused the United States of preventing the Puerto Rican people from achieving the right of self-determination.

    SYNOPSIS: A Cuban bid to have the United Nations General Assembly include an item on what was termed colonialism in Puerto Rico on its agenda was rejected by 10 votes to five. The Cuban delegate who introduced the item, Signor Ricardo Quesada, accused the United States of depriving Puerto Ricans of their self-determination.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71S9RU1PR8H3TJNHMSJC7W745
    Media URN:
    VLVA71S9RU1PR8H3TJNHMSJC7W745
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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