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Date: Mon, 11 Nov 96 16:01:06 CST
From: Prensa Latina <prensal@blythe.org>
Subject: Cuba News in Brief 11-Nov-96 (Sample)
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Synthesis - selected headlines on the 6th Ibero American Summit

Prensa Latina, Monday 11 November 1996

SANTIAGO DE CHILE.- The closing of the 6th Ibero American Summit today could have a symbolic scenario Vina del Mar resort, where comtemplating the Pacific, the 23 statesmen from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru Portugal, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela, will meet at the Miramar hotel.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE.- Cuban President Fidel Castro voiced his concern over the real possibility to achieve true democratic governability with justice and hope for every one if the problems affecting the entire region are not dealt with. In addressing the 6th Ibero American Summit, the statesman issued a call to become fully aware of those realities and proceed with the unity, clearness and energy that such a crucial moment in our history demands. In making a panorama of today's Ibero-American nations whose situation --he explained-- in each case is not exactly the same, the Cuban president said that the gap between the rich and the poor in widening to the point of placing Latin America in the sad role of the champions of these differences among all the regions.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE.- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Cesar Gaviria, voiced his certainty that the 6th Ibero American Summit would oppose the Helms-Burton Law. Gaviria pointed out that the entire congregation condemned the US legislation adopted to tighten the blockade on Cuba. He recalled the OAS Legal Committee unanimous conclusion that such a law is incompatible with international regulations.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE.- More than 20,000 Chileans gathered in Almagro Park at a demonstration of solidarity with Cuba and welcomed President Fidel Castro to the 6th Ibero-American Summit, closing today in Vina del Mar. For more than two hours, the crowd --which came from different parts of the country-- chanted Cuba's worldwide popular Guantanamera song, and slogans in support of the revolutionary process in force in the Island, in addition to voicing their respect and sympathy for this people.