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OAS Adopts Resolution on Nicaragua Invoking the Democratic Charter

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States December 8, 2021 Thank you, Chair.  We would like to thank all the OAS delegations that voted in favor of this resolution today.  The United States believes this resolution sets a clear path for Nicaragua to return to democracy and respect for human rights.    While the United States regrets that Nicaragua took steps to withdraw from the OAS, member states must remain engaged and do all we can to uphold our collective commitments under the Inter American Democratic Charter.  In fact, Nicaragua must still meet its commitments under the Charter despite its recent efforts to withdraw.   The region and the international community must continue to stand together with the Nicaraguan people in support of their right to freely choose their representatives.    Nicaragua joined the Charter twenty years ago, through which we all resolved that the peoples of the Americas  have a right to democracy, and their governments, including the Nicaraguan government, have an obligation ...
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Permanent Council Assesses Nicaragua Under the Democratic Charter

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative November 29, 2021 Thank you, Chair, Secretary General Almagro, ASG, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.  We thank our distinguished subject matter experts this afternoon for their powerful presentations.  The United States joins an overwhelming majority of OAS Member States in continuing to hold accountable President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo for defrauding the ...
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OAS General Assembly Adopts Declaration on Haiti

DECLARATION ON THE SITUATION IN HAITI The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the OAS RECALL resolution CP/RES. 1168 (2315/21) of March 17, 2021, establishing the Good Offices Mission with a mandate to facilitate political dialogue with a view to achieving free and fair elections, which presented its report to the Permanent ...
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OAS General Assembly Condemns the Ortega-Murillo Regime in Nicaragua

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative November 12, 2021 Thank you, Foreign Minister Brolo, Secretary General Almagro, Excellencies, diplomatic colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.  The United States is heartened that so many OAS member states joined today’s resolution, a resolution that demands the release of political prisoners;  makes clear that the so-called elections of November 7 lacked any semblance of democratic legitimacy; and instructs the Permanent Council not only to assess the situation in Nicaragua, but to ...
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