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    A CONFERENCE OF 19 MEMBER-COUNTRIES OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES (O.A.S.) ENDED IN RIO?

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    A CONFERENCE OF 19 MEMBER-COUNTRIES OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES (O.A.S.) ENDED IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH THE SIGNING OF THE ACT OF RIO DE JANEIRO - A DOCUMENT REGARDED AS A NEW ECONOMIC CHARTER FOR THE AMERICAS AND A PLAN FOR POLITICAL PROGRESS.

    THE CHARTER EMBODIES A WIDE RANGE OF RESOLUTIONS COVERING HUMAN RIGHTS, REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY, PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES AND USES OF INTERNATIONAL RIVERS AND LAKES. VENEZUELA BOYCOTTED THE CONFERENCE BECAUSE OF RECENT POLITICAL MEASURES IN BRAZIL, BUT IS EXPECTED TO SIGN THE CHARTER.

    ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CO-OPERATION ARE PUT ON THE SAME LEVEL BY THE CHARTER, WHICH ALSO ENVISAGES EXTENSION OF THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS AID PROGRAMME STARTED BY THE LATE PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF THE UNITED STATES. THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SENHOR VASCO LEITAO DE CUNHA, DESCRIBED THE DOCUMENT AS "ONE OF THE GREAT LANDMARKS IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM."
    HOWEVER, IN A SEPARATE STATEMENT, COLOMBIA, MEXICO, CHILE PERU, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND URUGUAY, EXPRESSED RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE PEACE-MAKING CLAUSES. (THE CONFERENCE ST UP A SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER NEW PEACE-MAKING POWERS FOR THE O.A.S. COUNCIL.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7J8081MX4BRGLXNRUEXZM8DU
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7J8081MX4BRGLXNRUEXZM8DU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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