• Short Summary

    The Organisation of American States (OAS) voted on Tuesday (29 July) to lift sanctions against Cuba and allow each member nation to decide the nature of its relations with the island.

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    The Organisation of American States (OAS) voted on Tuesday (29 July) to lift sanctions against Cuba and allow each member nation to decide the nature of its relations with the island.

    But long before the Costa Rican summit the wall cutting off Cuba was crumbling. Several member nations, which originally voted for diplomatic sanctions in 1964, had reversed their policies and resumed political and trade relations with Havana.

    The United States, which was the main force behind the eleven-year-old-policy, said, after Tuesday's vote, it was prepared to enter serious discussions with Cuba. But a spokesman for the State Department would not predict when and where a Cuban-U.S. dialogue might begin. The U.S.A. voted in favour of dropping the sanctions. Its representative at the summit had this to say....
    SYNOPSIS: Eleven years of official isolation for Cuba ended with a vote in San ???, Costa Rica, on Tuesday when the summit meeting of the organisation of American States discussed the issue. Delegates from all member nations attended the security-right meeting.

    Guards surrounded the conference building and all delegates had their credentials checked on entering. Although the prime issue was a vote on whether or not to continue economic and diplomatic sanctions against Cuba, it was obvious from the outset that it was only a formality. Many Latin American nations have been dealing with Havana during the eleven years the sanctions have been in force.

    The sanctions were imposed in 1964....the United States called for them following the Cuban missile crisis. Times have changed since those cold war days and the United States, going with the OAS tide, also voted to allow member states to make their own nature of relations with Havana.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOHJD5EOMO9R1X3K0HYDKBCBY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOHJD5EOMO9R1X3K0HYDKBCBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
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    N/A

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