• Short Summary

    FILM JUST RECEIVED FROM HAVANA, CUBA, SHOWS THE WILDLY CHEERING, FLAG-WAVING RALLY OF A MILLION PEOPLE WHO GATHERED IN THE CITY'S 'PLAZA OF THE REVOLUTION' FEB 4 TO HEAR PRIME MINISTER CASTRO AND PRESIDENT DORTICOS - SPEAKING AT WHAT WAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE "SECOND ASSEMBLY OF THE CUBAN PEOPLE" - DENOUNCE PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S BAN ON UNITED STATES TRADE WITH CUBA, AND THE DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S URUGUAY CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES.

  • Description

    FILM JUST RECEIVED FROM HAVANA, CUBA, SHOWS THE WILDLY CHEERING, FLAG-WAVING RALLY OF A MILLION PEOPLE WHO GATHERED IN THE CITY'S 'PLAZA OF THE REVOLUTION' FEB 4 TO HEAR PRIME MINISTER CASTRO AND PRESIDENT DORTICOS - SPEAKING AT WHAT WAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE "SECOND ASSEMBLY OF THE CUBAN PEOPLE" - DENOUNCE PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S BAN ON UNITED STATES TRADE WITH CUBA, AND THE DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S URUGUAY CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES.

    DR CASTRO TOLD THE MEETING - THE LARGEST SINCE HE CAME TO POWER - THAT AMERICA'S TRADE EMBARGO, WHICH AMOUNTED TO THE LOSS OF A "FEW MILLION DOLLARS, PERHAPS 20 MILLION," LEFT CUBA WITHOUT DOLLARS TO PURCHASE FOODSTUFFS AND MEDICINES IN THE UNITED STATES, "THE FELONY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO COMPLETE IF KENNEDY AT LEAST EXTENDED US CREDITS TO BUY MEDICINES," HE SAID.SUCH AN ACTION WAS A FURTHER EXAMPLE OF THE UNITED STATES' "ATTACK ON THE CUBAN PEOPLE".

    INTERPRETING THE AMERICAN EMBARGO AS A PREPARATION FOR A "NEW INVASION," DR CASTRO SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WAS REINFORCING THE ARMY AND "DEFENSIVE CAPACITY"."IF THE IMPERIALISTS INVADE AGAIN," HE SAID, "THEY WILL GET A THRASHING WORSE THAN AT PLAYA GIRON IN THE APRIL INVASION...IF THERE IS ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN OR ONE RIFLE, WE WILL FIGHT THEM," HE SAID.

    ASSERTING THAT THE UNITED STATES SUFFERED A MAJOR DEFEAT AT THE PUNTA DEL ESTE O.A.S.CONFERENCE, THE CUBAN PREMIER SAID THAT ONLY WASHINGTON'S "MINISTRY OF COLONIES" (13 OF THE 21 O.A.S.NATIONS) SUPPORTED THE SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN DRIVE TO ORDER CUBA'S EXPULSION FROM INTER-AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS.

    A NOTE FROM SOVIET PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV, READ OUT AT THE MEETING, SAID: "THE PEOPLE OF THE SOVIET UNION ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU, DEAR CUBAN BROTHERS.THE SOVIET LEADER THEN CRITICISED LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS THAT VOTED WITH THE UNITED STATES TO EXPEL CUBA FROM THE OAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJ09WKA4KDG2I0JKVIFWP8G9E
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJ09WKA4KDG2I0JKVIFWP8G9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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