OAS SENDING MISSION;
SETS SANCTIONS IN HAITIThe Organization of American States reached agreement early Thursday on a resolution to impose sanctions against the military junta in Haiti and to demand the immediate restoration of democratic rule in that country, diplomats said.
The resolution recommends OAS member states sever economic, military and diplomatic ties with Haiti so long as the junta remains in power.
Diplomats who asked not to be identified said the resolution apparently will lead to a cutoff in government-to-government contacts with the Haitian regime but does not rule out private commercial dealings with that country.
The diplomats said that as a first step a high-level mission will fly to Haiti to demand that the junta step down and return power to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
US, GUATEMALA SIGN
WASHINGTON - The United States and Guatemala signed a basic commercial pact aimed at increasing trade and investment between the two countries, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office announced.
The pact will create a bilateral council under which both governments will work to liberalize trade and protect each other's patented, trademarked and copyrighted goods, the office said.
The signing Wednesday leaves the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname and Cuba as the only countries in the Latin American/Caribbean region that have yet to strike a basic commercial pact with the United States.
US ELECTRONICS FIRM
WINS MITSUBISHI PACT
CYPRESS, Calif. - The Information Systems Division of Mitsubishi Electronics America Inc. Thursday announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Intelligent Electronics Inc. for Mitsubishi's full line of medium-resolution, high-resolution, and large-screen color monitors and color printers.
Intelligent Electronics will begin immediately offering Mitsubishi's full line of 14-, 16-, 20-, 26-, 33-, and 37-inch color monitors, as well as Mitsubishi's wax-thermal and dye-sublimation printers.
Intelligent Electronics' chains serve more than 700 business communities throughout all 50 states, Canada and Guam.
US OPENS EMBASSIES
IN BALTIC CAPITALS
Washington - The United States opened embassies this week in the capitals of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the State Department said.
Until ambassadors are selected, charges d'affaires would lead teams of about six State Department employees in Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; and Vilnius, Lithuania, the department said.
The new embassies have been set up temporarily in hotels and their consular services to U.S. nationals are limited, the department said. For the moment, the U.S. diplomatic posts are not providing visas to citizens of the three Baltic states, who have been asked to make any necessary requests to other U.S. embassies or consulates.