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    The sixth annual General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) opened in santiago, Chile, on friday (4 June) with the question of human rights high on the agenda.

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    The sixth annual General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) opened in santiago, Chile, on friday (4 June) with the question of human rights high on the agenda.

    SYNOPSIS: Delegates from 22 Latin American countries and the United States are in santiago, Chile, for the sixth annual Organisation of American States' General Assembly. It will last for two weeks and on Saturday Chile's President Augusto Pinochet took the rostrum to address the assembly for the second successive day. In his opening address the previous day, General Pinochet had called for respect of human rights and said his government would soon introduce far-reaching laws on this issue, which would be he most advanced in the world. Since the General deposed Marxist President Salvador Allende in 1973 Chile has been under international pressure for its alleged disregard of human rights. In Saturday's speech the president openly condemned communism and said there was no room in Latin America for neutralism or compromise with communists.

    But the conference was not all business and during one of the breaks from debate, delegates had a chance to see some Chilean folk dancing.

    Later Jamaica's Foreign Minister, Dudley Thompson expressed his concern at the violation of human rights allegations against Chile and at a news conference called for an investigation into the charges.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA53TF702RNQXTLK40T8OUPFSD
    Media URN:
    VLVAA53TF702RNQXTLK40T8OUPFSD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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