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Meeting of the OAS Permanent Council on the Situation in Venezuela

Remarks by Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Interim Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), May 5, 2016. Thank you Mr. Chairman, good afternoon to one and all, esteemed ministers, Secretary General, permanent representatives and delegates: Muy buenas tardes a todas y a todos. First, let me extend a special welcome ...
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Permanent Council Receives Report of OAS Special Mission to Haiti

On February 12, 2016, the OAS Permanent Council met to receive the report of the OAS Special Mission to Haiti presented by Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders, Chair of the Permanent Council. USOAS Political Counselor Genevieve Libonati delivered remarks. Thank you, Mr. Chair.   My delegation takes this opportunity to thank the Chair for his excellent report ...
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Remarks by Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Michael J. Fitzpatrick on the Situation in Haiti

On January 27, 2016, a special session of the Permanent Council met to assess the situation in Haiti and agreed to the Haitian government’s request to send a Special Mission in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Thank you Mr. President.  The United States welcomes Secretary General Almagro’s request for ...
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Remarks by Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Michael J. Fitzpatrick Marking Human Rights Day

On December 10, 2015, Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Michael J. Fitzpatrick addressed a Special Session of the OAS Permanent Council in commemoration of Human Rights Day. Madame Chair, Mr. Secretary General, Mr. Assistant Secretary General, invitados especiales, colegas.  No se preocupen; porque no les voy a cantar! Madame Chair, I am pleased to take the ...
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Remarks by Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Michael J. Fitzpatrick on Social Charter Presentation

On November 24, 2015, Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Michael J. Fitzpatrick addressed the OAS Permanent Council following a presentation by the Venezuelan government’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Jorge Valero. Mr. Chairman, Secretary General Almagro, Assistant Secretary General Mendez, Ambassador Valero, Secretary Salvatti, Our dear colleague, Ambassador Lira of Chile, Chair of CIDI, ...
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