United States Condemns Nicaragua’s Threats Against The Church and U.S. Ambassador

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States August 7, 2020 Mr. Chairman, my delegation feels compelled to take the floor under other business today to express our serious concern about the terrible arson attack against an historic shrine at the Managua Cathedral last Friday, and recent threats made against leaders …

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Permanent Council Marks Week and International Day of Indigenous Peoples

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States August 7, 2020 Mr. Chairman, the United States would like to join with other delegations today in calling attention to the ongoing human rights abuses that members of indigenous peoples face around the world — including within our own hemisphere. Indigenous persons themselves …

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Honoring the Legacy of Congressman John Lewis

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States July 22, 2020 Mr. Chairman, I speak today on behalf of the United States Government in mourning the loss this past week of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. As many of you know, Representative Lewis was an iconic member of the United States Congress …

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Permanent Council Holds Special Meeting on Guyana

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States July 21, 2020 Mr. Chairman, thank you for convening this special session of the Permanent Council. We also commend the Secretary General for his principled and timely request for this session, and for his report today. Let me begin by noting that the …

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Permanent Council Addresses Crisis In Nicaragua

Remarks by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo OAS Permanent Council June 24, 2020 Mr. Chairman, Mr. Secretary General: the OAS and the OAS Member States have been enormously patient in waiting for the Ortega regime to meet its basic commitments under the Inter-American Democratic Charter — and its promises to the opposition Civic Alliance to conduct effective …

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OAS Permanent Council Condemns Violation of Parliamentary Immunity in Venezuela

On May 13, 2019, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved a resolution rejecting “the violation of the parliamentary immunity of representatives of the National Assembly of Venezuela,” and condemning the arrest of the First Vice President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Edgar Zambrano Ramírez. The document was approved by …

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Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 16, 2017 the United States applauds the courage, determination, and will of the Venezuelan people who tried to exercise their constitutional right to vote in the October 15, gubernatorial elections. We condemn the lack of free and fair elections yesterday in Venezuela. The voice of the …

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

The American flag is at half-staff at the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. President Donald Trump ordered that flags be lowered at all government buildings to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October …

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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 30, 2017 The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their …

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OAS Member States Issue Joint Declaration on Venezuela

Opposition lawmakers are attacked by pro-government militias who are trying to force their way into the National Assembly during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day, in Caracas, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. At least five lawmakers were injured in the attack. Despite the violence, lawmakers later approved a plan by the opposition to hold …

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OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On May 17, 2017, the members of the Organization of American States (OAS) LGBTI Core Group joined other governments and civil society organizations from around the world to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The OAS LGBTI Core Group includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay. …

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