• Short Summary

    THE 21-NATION ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES AT PUNTA DEL ESTE OPENED ITS CONFERENCE JANUARY 22 TO CONSIDER A U.

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    THE 21-NATION ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES AT PUNTA DEL ESTE OPENED ITS CONFERENCE JANUARY 22 TO CONSIDER A U.S.PROPOSAL TO OUST CUBA FROM IT.THE U.S.IS THE SPONSOR OF THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS AID PLAN FOR THE OAS COUNTRIES AND VIEW COMMUNIST SYMPATHIES OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AS A THREAT TO THIS NEWLY LAUNCHED ALLIANCE.

    U.S.SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK LEADING A 20-STRONG DELEGATION NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY TO CARRY A RESOLUTION AGAINST CUBA'S CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP.THE CONFERENCE IS AT FOREIGN MINISTERS' LEVEL.CUBA MINDFUL OF THE POLITICAL TRUMP CARD IT HAS AGAINST THE U.S.GUANTANAMO NAVAL BASE ON ITS SOIL (0430/62) SENT ITS PRESIDENT, DR.OSVALDO DORTICOS, WITH THE TITLE OF FOREIGN MINISTER AS HEAD OF A 40-STRONG DELEGATION.

    AFTER THIS FORMAL INAUGURAL CEREMONY, THE PLENARY SESSION WAS POSTPONED A DAY TO GIVE MORE TIME TO DELEGATES FOR LOBBYING AND INFORMAL DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE.

    SOON OPINION APPEARED SPLIT INTO THREE CAMPS - THE U.S.SUPPORTERS, A MIDDLE-OF-THE ROAD GROUP, AND CUBAN SUPPORTERS WITH BRAZIL AS THE MAINSTAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73H19YRWWR3ZR9ETDW5D3AXBJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA73H19YRWWR3ZR9ETDW5D3AXBJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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