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OAS Marks International Day of Democracy

Commemoration of the International Day of Democracy 2013 In an address to the Permanent Council marking the occasion, Ambassador Carmen Lomellin called for renewed engagment by the member states to advance initiatives to strengthen implementation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Statement by Ambassador Carmen Lomellin September 20, 2013 (As prepared for delivery) Mr. Chairman, I ...
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OAS Permanent Council Holds IACHR Candidates Forum

Remarks by Professor James L. Cavallaro, Candidate Presented by the United States to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), delivered at the OAS Permanent Council on May 1, 2013. Buenos dias.  Bom dia.  Bon jour.  Good morning. Mr. Secretary General. Mr. Chairman. Distinguished Ambassadors and state representatives. Distinguished members of the Inter-American Commission. Distinguished ...
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U.S. Supports “Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean” Grants

“U.S. Vision for Sustainable Development in the Americas” Keynote Remarks by Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative Lawrence J. Gumbiner Thank you for that kind introduction, Ambassador.  I want to start by echoing Ambassador Lomellin in her expression of gratitude to Secretary General Insulza and the OAS for hosting this event.  I would also like to take ...
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OAS Demonstrates Operation of New Mobile Cyber Crisis Response Lab

Ambassador Lomellin stressed that “cyber security is a key area of interest for all of our governments,” as “attacks on information and communications infrastructure could potentially cause major damage to key sectors of the U.S. and global economy.” Remarks by Ambassador Carmen Lomellin October 19, 2012 Good Morning.  Mr. Secretary General, Ambassador Blackwell, Chair of ...
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