OAS Chief to Seek Reinstatement of Cuba
April 17, 2009The 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.
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