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OAS Commemorates Week of Afro-Descendants

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS OAS Permanent Council March 25, 2021 I would like to first congratulate you, Madam Chair, Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez,and the OAS Secretariat for organizing this important week, despite all the challenges as we continue to face a global pandemic.    My delegation would also like to thank today’s panelists ...
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Permanent Council Adopts Resolution on Haiti

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden, Interim Permanent Representative of the United States OAS Permanent Council March 17, 2021 Thank you Madam Chair. We thank all the delegations that worked so hard to arrive at consensus on this resolution, and in particular Ambassador Edmond, Ambassador Sanders, Ambassador Adsett, and Ambassador Jativa . The United States is ...
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The Situation of Freedom of Expression in Nicaragua

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States March 1, 2021 On National Journalist’s Day, the United States stands in support of free and open press in Nicaragua. As we all know, the Ortega regime strangles dissent and violates the Nicaraguan people’s rights to express themselves and to assemble peacefully, even ...
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The Americas Competitiveness Exchange

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States Americas Competitiveness Exchange February 26, 2021 Good morning everyone. I am delighted to be here today with OAS Director of Economic Development, Dr. Maryse Robert, to welcome you to the first virtual ACE Meet-Up. A special event we hope will become a regular ...
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U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to Global COVID-19 Response

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States OAS Permanent Council February 24, 2021 Madam Chair, Thank you for the opportunity to speak once more today. In connection with the resolution concerning equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, my delegation would like to provide a brief update on U.S. efforts in the ...
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