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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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U.S. Mission to the OAS hosts reception in honor of IACHR candidate Professor Alexandra Huneeus ahead of November 12 election

The U.S. Mission to the OAS hosted a reception in honor of Professor Alexandra Huneeus, U.S. Candidate for Commissioner on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2022-2025).  Professor Huneeus shared her vision with the 24 delegations in attendance, reiterating her commitment to make the Inter-American System as strong, rigorous, procedurally fair, efficient and impactful a ...
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IACHR Condemns Nicaragua Elections

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative November 3, 2021 Thank you, Chair.  We would like to thank the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and particularly Commissioner Antonia Urrejola, President of the IACHR, for this very important and timely presentation.  It outlines what is a very grim outlook for the people of Nicaragua.    As the report makes clear, the human rights situation in ...
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