• Short Summary

    THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONFERENCE AT PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY, AT ITS CLOSING SESSION, AUG 17, PUT THE SEAL ON A DEVELOPMENT CHARTER AIMED AT IMPROVING LIVING STANDARDS IN 20 AMERICAN REPUBLICS.

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    THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONFERENCE AT PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY, AT ITS CLOSING SESSION, AUG 17, PUT THE SEAL ON A DEVELOPMENT CHARTER AIMED AT IMPROVING LIVING STANDARDS IN 20 AMERICAN REPUBLICS.

    THE REPUBLICS INCLUDED VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, GUATEMALA, ARGENTINA, PERU, DOMINICA, PANAMA AND THE UNITED STATES. ONLY CUBA - DELEGATE MAJOR GUEVARA - REFUSED TO SIGN THE CHARTER AND ATTACKED IT FOR ITS "MEAGRE OBJECTIVES."
    UNDER THE CHARTER, THE U.S. PLEDGED AT LEAST 20,000 M DOLLARS (MORE THAN GBP7,142M) OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS TO HELP ACCELERATE THE MOVEMENT OF LATIN AMERICA TOWARDS INTEGRATION.

    AMONG THE POINTS IN THE CHARTER ARE PLANS TO HELP INCREASE WAGES, BUILD MORE HOUSES, END ILLITERACY AND IMPROVE HEALTH.

    AMERICAN CHIEF DELEGATE, TREASURY SECRETARY DOUGLAS DILLON, IN A REPLY TO CUBA'S DELEGATE, SAID THE U.S. AWAITED THE DAY WHEN THE PEOPLE OF CUBA WOULD ONCE MORE REGAIN THEIR FREEDOM AND COULD REJOIN THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN REPUBLICS. AT PRESENT THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT WAS "UNDER THE CONTROL OF A FOREIGN POWER - NAMELY, THE SOVIET UNION."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DSXIK8CCZN182OX0U453Q0FW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DSXIK8CCZN182OX0U453Q0FW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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