The kidnappings of diplomats in Latin America is one of the subjects to be discussed by the Organisation of American States which started a meeting of its General Assembly in Washington on Thursday (25 June).
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SEQ. 3: LASSO: "I's a very complex issue. It's not easy to find a simple clear-out solution to the problem. I know that it will be looked into, studied, but I ear that because of its very complexity they will not be able to come up with a clear-cut plan to stop it or meet the challenge, but it will certainly be one of the main issues tackled. It will probably be carried of for further study by the permanent council.
SEQ. 4: QUESTION: "How much sentiment do you think exists within Latin America for readmitting Cuba to hemisphere organisations?"
SEQ. 5: LASSO: "We would all like to see Cuba back in the OAS, but the fact because the present Government in its foreign policy was going against some of the basic principles of the organisation -- non-intervention for instance, and trying to export their revolution so it would be necessary for the council to meet and study the situation and see if the conditions that brought about that suspension have disappeared and by a two-third vote reactivate Cuba as a member of the organisation. So if those conditions have changed, and this is something the I wouldn't know myself, they would accept Cuba".
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Background: The kidnappings of diplomats in Latin America is one of the subjects to be discussed by the Organisation of American States which started a meeting of its General Assembly in Washington on Thursday (25 June).
The Secretary of the OAS, Gaolo Plaza Lasso, said on Thursday (25 June) that it would not be easy to find a solution to the kidnapping problem and added that Cuba could be readmitted to the organisation if members were satisfied about the country's foreign policy.
The Secretary-General commented on the diplomatic kidnappings: