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Ambassador Mora Addresses the Inter-American Dialogue

Ambassador Francisco O. Mora Reviving Multilateral Diplomacy: Building Coalitions and Mobilizing our Hemisphere The Inter-American Dialogue Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Thank you so much, Rebecca, for that very generous introduction.  Good morning to all of you.  It’s good to see friends and colleagues here from the OAS.  Rebecca, I want to thank you, as always, ... Read More»

Permanent Council Pronounces Itself Over Developments In Nicaragua

Remarks by Ambassador Francisco O. Mora October 11, 2023 Thank you, Chair. Once again, OAS member states have spoken out strongly against the grave human rights abuses and destruction of democracy in Nicaragua.   Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, continue to intensify their attacks on democratic values, on democratic ... Read More»

OAS Addresses Situation in Guatemala

Remarks by Ambassador Francisco O. Mora October 10, 2023 Mr. Chairman, esteemed representatives and guests,  The United States welcomes the convening of this Special Meeting of the Permanent Council and expresses its deep appreciation to the Secretary General for providing us with another timely report on the OAS transition mission to Guatemala.  We also extend a ... Read More»

OAS Permanent Council Honors the Memory of Senator Dianne Feinstein

Remarks by USOAS Political CounselorTom Lersten October 2, 2023 Thank you Chair, for your remarks on the passing of a true American pioneer and a dedicated public servant, Senator Dianne Feinstein. President Biden aptly described her as a trailblazer, and indeed, her legacy will be etched in our country’s history.  Senator Feinstein’s journey began in San Francisco, ... Read More»

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»