3382OAS chief to seek reinstatement of Cuba
- Apr 17, 2009http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090417/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_cuba
OAS chief to seek reinstatement of Cuba
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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The head of the Organization of American States says he will ask that Cuba be readmitted to the organization 47 years after the communist island nation was ousted.
OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza says he will request at a meeting of May of the hemispheric organization's general assembly that it annul the 1962 resolution that suspended Cuba.
The resolution called Cuba's communist system incompatible with the 35-nation organization's principles and coincided with the imposition of a U.S. trade embargo.
Insulza's announcement on Friday comes a day after Cuban leader Raul Castro says he is prepared to discuss any and all topics — from freedom of the press to freeing political prisoners — with Washington.