OAS Revokes 1962 Mandate, Votes to Readmit Cuba

The Organization of American States announced Wednesday it has revoked a 1962 measure suspending communist Cuba, reversing a landmark of the Cold War in the hemisphere.

The action was taken "without conditions," Ecuador's Foreign Minister, Fander Falconi, but it does set mechanisms for Cuba's return -- including its agreement to comply with OAS conventions on human rights and other issues.

"This is a moment of rejoicing for all of Latin America," he told reporters after the general assembly session.