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OAS Hosts Conference on Human Rights Violations in Cuba

On December 7, 2018, the Organization of American States (OAS) hosted a conference on the human rights situation in Cuba.  The event, held at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., was inaugurated by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro and included dialogues on the regime’s gross and systematic human rights violations, the criminalization of freedom of expression, ...
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The Nation Honors the Legacy of President George H.W. Bush

PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush Issued on: December 1, 2018 It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018. President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of ...
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Member State Delegation Visits Colombia – Venezuela Border to Assess Crisis

On November 19-20, 2018, seventeen OAS member states sent representatives to participate in a field visit to two sites along the Colombia – Venezuela border: Maicao, in the Rioacha province, and Cucuta in the Norte de Santander province. The OAS Working Group on Venezuela migration also participated with representation from three experts on the situation. ...
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#JailedForWhat? Facebook Live Event Highlights Cuba Human Rights

On November 6, Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, interviewed Cuban human rights lawyer, Laritza Diversent, Executive Director of Cubalex during a Facebook Live program to bring attention to human rights violations in Cuba.  The event was part of  the #PresosPorQué / #JailedForWhat? campaign promoted by the State Department’s Bureau ...
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Remarks by National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton on the Administration’s Policies in Latin America Foreign Policy

Miami Dade College Miami, FL November 2, 2018 Thank you very much. It’s a great pleasure, a great honor, to be here today in Miami, and to be with all of you. I can’t thank Ileana Ros-Lehtinen enough. As she said, we’ve known each other many years. We’ve fought a lot of battles together against ...
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