• Short Summary

    Security was strict outside the Mexican Foreign Ministry building in Mexico City where the final session of the Organisation of American States on Saturday (23 February) concentrated on the question of Cuba re-entry.

  • Description

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    GV OAS Building with police cars in foreground
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    2.
    SV Pan Delegates enter building
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    3.
    SV Police vehicles parked
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    4.
    CU Zoom out police with riflestruncheons and shields
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    5.
    LV & CU Police on street corners with guns (3 shots)
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    6.
    SV Pan & CU Armed Police walk past another in police car (2)
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    7.
    SV Row of Police vehicles
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    8.
    SV & CU Bomb disposal lorry (2)
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    SV Pan from armed Police to OAS building
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    10.
    SV Pan Kissinger out of car and into building surrounded by newsmen and aides
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    Initials SC/1917 SC/2008



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Security was strict outside the Mexican Foreign Ministry building in Mexico City where the final session of the Organisation of American States on Saturday (23 February) concentrated on the question of Cuba re-entry.

    Heavily armed police patrolled the streets outside the conference centre as United States Dr. Hanry Kissinger arrived for the controversial closed session.

    Afterwards Dr. Kissinger told a press conference the Cuban re-entry issue was one "that could only be addressed in a wider context" and not at the Mexico conference.

    Earlier, conference sources said Dr. Kissinger had ignored calls from Columbia, Peru, Venezuela and Jamaica for Cuba to be included in the "new dialogue" between the United States and Latin America.

    Dr. Kissinger also told newsmen that no final decision had been taken on the sale of cars to Cuba made by Argentine subsidiaries of U.S. motor firms.

    There had been speculation that the United States would allow this, partially lifting the economic blockade of Cuba.

    Dr. Kissinger also said he was happy with the results of the Mexico conference saying it had injected a new spirit into inter-American relations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJ8V0D17JOSC295IH0994F5PC
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ8V0D17JOSC295IH0994F5PC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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