• Short Summary

    Addressing a shouting, cheering crowd of over 300,000 in the Civic Plaza, Havana, September 2, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro announced recognition of Communists China, broke off diplomatic relations with Nationalist China, and denounced the bilateral military aid treaty - mutual defence treaty - with the United States, signed in 1952.

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    Addressing a shouting, cheering crowd of over 300,000 in the Civic Plaza, Havana, September 2, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro announced recognition of Communists China, broke off diplomatic relations with Nationalist China, and denounced the bilateral military aid treaty - mutual defence treaty - with the United States, signed in 1952.

    The Cuban Prime Minister's speech - at a "general assembly of the people" - was to reply to the Declaration of San Jose adopted by the Foreign Ministers of the organisation of American States in Costa Rica. At the end of his 3 1/2-hour speech he held up a copy of the Declaration and asked the crowd, "What should I do with this - tear it up?". There was an enthusiastic reply of "Si, si" from the great throng.

    Dr Castro had read a long declaration rejecting the Declaration of San Jose, blaming United States imperialism for the Cuban Revolution, rejecting the Monroe Doctrine and stating that spontaneous Russian aid could never be considered as meddling or intervention but "constitutes an act of solidarity which honours the U.S.S.R."

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKT075F7N6625XUXTAMOSF4NN
    Media URN:
    VLVABKT075F7N6625XUXTAMOSF4NN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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