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Special Session of the Permanent Council Addresses the Situation in Venezuela

On March 28, 2017, the OAS held a special session of the Permanent Council to address the situation in Venezuela.  Speaking on behalf of the U.S. Permanent Mission, Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael J. Fitzpatrick stated:  “This meeting is happening today because of the constructive spirit of a majority of member states that seeks to identify ...
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OAS Observes Elections in the United States

On November 9, 2016, the OAS electoral observation mission to the 2016 elections in the United States released its preliminary report highlighting the institutional strength of the U.S. system and the legacy of democracy and freedom.  Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla, who served as Chief of Mission, delivered the report at a press ...
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OAS Commemorates International Day of Democracy 2016

On September 21, 2016, Interim Permanent Representative of the United States Kevin K. Sullivan addressed the Permanent Council marking International Day of Democracy 2016. Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to take the floor — along with the governments of Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, Jamaica, and Guatemala — in recognition of the International Day of Democracy which ...
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