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Peruvian president-elect promises full support for a ‘strengthened’ OAS

Wednesday, July 6th 2011 - 22:35 UTC
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President-elect Humala greeted by OAS head Jose Miguel Insulza President-elect Humala greeted by OAS head Jose Miguel Insulza

Peruvian president elect Olland Humala said on Wednesday he wants a “strengthened” Organization of American States, OAS, because Peru “fully supports the organization”. Humala is currently visiting United States where he was also scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.

“We have talked of how to strengthen OAS as a body, an institution that brings together all countries of the Americas”, said Humala following a one hour meeting with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.

“We are going to continue working in that line of full support for OAS “said Humala who added that among the several issues addressed with Insulza included “integration of the entire American region, the fight against drug trafficking, respect for the Democratic Charter, which is ten years old this year, and how to strengthen the OAS as an institution that brings together all of the American countries”.

Secretary General Insulza revealed they had spoken “about the current situation in the hemisphere, the good relations between OAS and the government of Peru and possibilities for cooperation between nations of the continent”.

Insulza thanked president elect Humala for his visit and highlighted the important role Peru plays in the multilateral forum of a “very diverse” continent, a region in which “all peoples must be represented in the hemispheric Organization so it may adequately fulfil its functions.”

Finally Insulza said he had accepted Humala’ invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony in Lima on July 28.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • ManRod

    Look at both faces... Humala is in heaven, Insulza doesn't trust a thing...

    Jul 07th, 2011 - 02:59 pm 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Is this guy for real - seeking the integration of the two continents of the Americas?
    It's very good of him to propose bringing definitively all 30-40 nations into the USA sphere of influence, but I doubt that 25-35 of them will follow the lead.
    Herding cats comes to mind.

    Jul 07th, 2011 - 07:14 pm 0
  • ManRod

    you mean Insulza? He's definitely not a pro-USA figure as many do describe him.
    1. USA did all efforts to avoid his presidency (first making lobby for the mexican candidate, and later, when the mexican resigned his race, they supported a honduranian (if I am not mistaken in nationality) they even didnt know, with only purpose to sabotage Insulza.

    2. Insulza originally wanted to become candidate for Chilean presidency, but he's way to “leftist”, and has certain sympathies for Cuba and Chavez. Since this is known, he surely lost all possiblities to reach national presidency ever.

    3. It's Insulzas fault, that Honduras was banned from the OEA. He was the prime driver for their expulsion.

    4. When he was the candidate for OEA presidency, only 3 countries in LA were against him. USA as mentioned, Peru and Bolivia due to tense relations back there, fearing his lobbism for Chilean interests. Surprisingly, Peru is nowerdays one of his strongest supporters. That says it all regarding his political position.

    Jul 07th, 2011 - 09:41 pm 0
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