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U.S. Seeks to Bar Cuba from Organization of American States

Jan. 23, 1962 - The United States fought for votes today on a new formula for the Cuban problem that would suspend Premier Fidel Castro’s regime from membership in the Organization of American States. The new formula represents a shift from an earlier proposal that the conference of American foreign ministers invoke diplomatic sanctions against Cuba. However, the U.S. is still insisting on collective economic sanctions, including an embargo on arms shipments to Cuba by the Inter-American system. In effect, the suspension of Cuba from the organization would put Cuba outside the regional system. However, it would allow individual countries to maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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