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OAS Permanent Council Considers the Situation in Nicaragua

Remarks by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo January 11, 2019 Thank you Mr. Chairman for convening today’s special session of the Permanent Council, at the request of Secretary General Almagro, to address the worsening situation in Nicaragua. We support for his call to action consistent with the spirit and terms of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. The worsening ...
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Permanent Council Approves Resolution to Not Recognize the Legitimacy of the Maduro Regime

Remarks by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo January 10, 2019 Mr. Chairman, today is a critical day for those striving to preserve the little that remains of democracy in Venezuela, and for the credibility of the OAS. Today’s sham Presidential inauguration, achieved through a fraudulent election, is another decisive step away from democracy and toward dictatorship by ...
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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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