The Americas: Full Circle at Punta del Este

"The eighth meeting of consultation of ministers of foreign affairs resolves:

"1. That adherence by any member of the Organization of American States to Marxism-Leninism is incompatible with the inter-American system . . .

"2. That the present government of Cuba, which has officially identified itself as Marxist-Leninist, is incompatible with the principles and objectives of the inter-American system.

"3. That this incompatibility excludes the present government of Cuba from participation in the inter-American system."

By a vote of 14* to 1 (Cuba) with six abstentions, the resolution won the necessary two-thirds majority, and Fidel Castro's Cuba was declared an outlaw in the hemisphere....

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