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    Bolivian President Walter Guevara Arze opened the ninth Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday 922 October) with a sharp attack on the United States for its plan to sell off its tin reserves.

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    1.
    SV Session President Gustavo Fernandez of Bolivia addresses meeting in Spanish
    0.10

    2.
    SV PAN Along delegates from Grenada, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Sri Lanka and others
    0.19

    3.
    CU Jam???ican delegate speaking in English
    0.58


    DELEGATE: "On behalf of (Indistinct), the membership of the body had been expanded by the addition of two members Dominica and St. Lucia. We rejoice that these sister states of the Caribbean, of having claimed their independence, and we again welcome them to this family of nations, confident that over the years, they will significantly benefit, and make contributions in every aspect of this organisation's work."




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    Background: Bolivian President Walter Guevara Arze opened the ninth Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday 922 October) with a sharp attack on the United States for its plan to sell off its tin reserves. In his speech welcoming Foreign Ministers and other delegates from twenty-seven countries, President Guevara also said Bolivia would never give up seeking its access to the sea, lost to Chile a century ago.

    SYNOPSIS: President Guevara questioned the fairness of the sale, authorised by the U.S. Congress, of thirty-five thousand tons of stockpiled tin. Bolivia, who earns half of its foreign exchange from this commodity, fears that world prices will fall and shatter its fragile economy. The Jamaican delegate welcomed tow new members.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1S6MIL0UK4MYMP5B3LFMFBVID
    Media URN:
    VLVA1S6MIL0UK4MYMP5B3LFMFBVID
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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