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20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter

20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 This week, the Americas celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IADC), a groundbreaking affirmation that the peoples of the Americas have a right to democracy and that the governments of the region have an ...
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OAS Marks International Day of People of African Descent

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden, U.S. Interim Permanent Representative September 1, 2021 Chair, Madame Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica Epsy Campbell Barr, OAS Secretary General, IACHR Commissioner Macaulay. I would like to thank all of you for your important and informative presentations today.  Yesterday, the United States joined others around the world in commemorating the first International Day for People of African ...
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OAS Special Permanent Council Meeting on Bolivia

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States August 25, 2021 Chair, Secretary General Almagro, Foreign Minister Ambassador Rogelio Mayta, Justice Minister Iván Lima Magne, Permanent Representatives to the Organization of American States, ladies and gentlemen.  The United States thanks the foreign minister and minister of justice for their presentations.  We understand this has been an area of disagreement; however, we stand ...
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U.S. Sponsors ACE Colorado 2021

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative August 1, 2021 Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here in Colorado with all of you for the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE).  I thank Governor Polis for inviting us to his beautiful state of Colorado, a hub of American innovation. Colorado has a special place in my heart, as I served for four ...
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