News & Events

OAS Day of Democracy

Remarks by Ambassador Francisco O. Mora Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Chair, and colleagues, as we know, our region’s common commitment to democracy is not confined within our borders, Chair. It extends across the hemisphere, manifested through the participation of OAS member states in various initiatives — such as the Community of Democracies, the Open Government ... Read More»

OAS Addresses the Situation on Guatemala

Remarks by Ambassador Francisco O. Mora September 18, 2023 The United States welcomes the convening of this Special Meeting of the Permanent Council. We express our appreciation to the Secretary General for his timely report on the OAS good offices transition mission to Guatemala, as called for by this Council on September 1. Today’s session ... Read More»

PC Declaration on Guatemala

CP/DEC. 80 (2446/23) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN GUATEMALA (Adopted by the Permanent Council at its special meeting, held on September 1, 2023) THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, RECALLING that Article 1 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter declares that “[t]he peoples of the Americas have a right to democracy and their governments have ... Read More»

Past, Present and Future of the Panama Canal

Remarks by Ambassador Francisco O. Mora September 7, 2023 Madam Chair, esteemed guests, and colleagues, Today, we gather to celebrate a marvel of human engineering and ingenuity that has connected continents, facilitated global trade, and shaped the course of history—the Panama Canal. This remarkable waterway stands as a testament to human determination, innovation, and cooperation. ... Read More»

The Passing of Bill Richardson

Remarks by Ambassador Francisco O. Mora September 5, 2023 Madam Chair and colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that my delegation shares with this Council news of the passing of Bill Richardson last Friday in Massachusetts. Richardson served as governor of the State of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011, U.S. Ambassador to the ... Read More»