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OAS Addresses the Status of Democracy in Nicaragua

On April 26, 2019, the OAS Permanent Council held a special meeting to address the unconstitutional alteration of the constitutional regime and interruption of the democratic order in Nicaragua, and calling for further OAS action toward the collective defense of democracy in Nicaragua consistent with the terms of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. The meeting included ...
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The OAS and the Community of Democracies

On April 18, 2019, Thomas E. Garrett, Secretary General of the Community of Democracies, visited OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a courtesy call with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro and Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, chair of the OAS Permanent Council.  The visit served to highlight regional and global efforts to promote and defend democracy, and ...
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Permanent Council Receives the President of Ecuador

It was a pleasure to welcome President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador to the @OAS_Official today. Under his leadership, #Ecuador has been a strong partner in advancing democracy in the Western Hemisphere, in particular in #Venezuela and #Nicaragua . pic.twitter.com/itMfhVAIJJ — Carlos Trujillo (@USAmbOAS) April 17, 2019 Hoy fue un placer darle la bienvenida al Presidente Lenin Moreno de Ecuador a la @OEA_Oficial . Bajo ...
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White House Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2019

A PROCLAMATION Issued April 15, 2019 In October 1889, the nations of the Americas convened in Washington, D.C., at the First International Conference of the American States, to strengthen the bonds of friendship among the countries of the Western Hemisphere and to consider opportunities for improved cooperation.  This conference set the foundation for the Organization ...
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New Ambassador of Venezuela Presents Credentials

On April 10, 2019, the new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the Organization of American States (OAS), Gustavo Tarre, presented his credentials to Secretary General Almagro of the hemispheric institution, Luis Almagro in a ceremony at OAS headquarters.  Ambassador Trujillo participated in the ceremony as Chair of the OAS Permanent Council. Secretary General Almagro welcomed ...
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