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CUBA- Pressures to Conform

CUBA Pressures to Conform Lajpat Rai CUBA'S isolation in Latin America is breaking fast. In 1964, all members of the Organisation of American States (OAS), except Mexico, bad broken off relations, trade as well as diplomatic, with Cuba at Washington's insistence. Canada was another exception, though it was not a member of OAS. Now a reverse process seems to have started. Argentina and Fern have renewed diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba in defiance of the sanctions voted at the OAS meeting in Punta del Este in 1964. The Caribbean states of Guyana, Jamaica Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago have established diplomatic relations with Havana without any indication of displeasure from the US Administration. On August 22, 1974 Panama re-established relations and, according to reports in the American Press, Casta Rica, Colombia and Venezuela are preparing to follow suit in the near future. In his July 26 speech at Matanza, Fidel Castro said, "The isolation of Cuba is withering away and the economic blockade of our country cannot last much longer ... In view of the present conditions of international detente, it is increasingly obvious to all the world that it is an unfair, ridiculous, criminal and untenable measure''.

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