After talks together in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, Argentine President Maria Estela Peron and President Luis Echeverria of Mexico issued a communique demanding "the urgent return of Cuba to the family".
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Background: After talks together in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, Argentine President Maria Estela Peron and President Luis Echeverria of Mexico issued a communique demanding "the urgent return of Cuba to the family". The communique, issued on Friday (19 July), said the two Presidents wanted Cuba to be included again in the Inter-American System form which it was expelled twelve years ago. "Continental unity is inconceivable without the participation of Cuba," the communique declared.
Their statement came on the third day of President Echeverria's five-day visit to Argentina. On Thursday (18 July) President Echeverria paid homage to Argentina's war heroes, laying a wreath at the San Martin Square monument in Buenos Aires.
His three-week tour of Central and South America has so far taken in Costa Rica and Ecuador. After Argentina the President is to go on to Brazil, Venezuela and Jamaica.