Thursday, June 4, 2009

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

'The Cold War has ended this day in San Pedro Sula. We begin a new era of fraternity and tolerance.'
-- Manuel Zelaya at a meeting of the Organization of American States in that town in the country of which he is President, Honduras. There yesterday national foreign ministers voted to revoke Resolution VI (quoted on page 12), which had effected the explusion of Cuba from OAS membership in 1962. (For another important development at that meeting, see post above.) As set out in the Spanish text, yesterday's resolution resolved that Cuba could resume participation in the OAS following "a process of dialogue initiated by the Government of Cuba and conducted in conformity with the practices, propositions and principles of the OAS." Though U.S. efforts to attach more conditions had failed, "[t]he decision was taken by consensus, meaning the United States accepted it," in the words of the Associated Press.

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