The former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, will head the first Electoral Observation Mission that the OAS will deploy to the United States and that will observe the upcoming November 8 elections.
Bolivia and the Organization of American States, OAS, signed an agreement for the deployment of an observation mission to regional elections on 29 March in the landlocked country.
The OAS (Organization of American States) Electoral Observation Mission in Bolivia, headed by former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, commends Bolivian citizenry for the high level of peaceful participation on Sunday's national elections and underlines the country’s democratic commitment.
Former Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom has arrived in La Paz as Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission from the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to head the group of 63 people who will observe Bolivian general elections of 12 October.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed on Friday the agreement on privileges and immunities for the Electoral Observation Mission, (EOM) to be deployed to the general elections to be held in Bolivia on 12 October.
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face money laundering charges, the US embassy in Guatemala said. A US grand jury decided in 2009 that Portillo, who was in office from 2000 to 2004, should face charges that he laundered 70 million dollars through US banks.
A Guatemalan judge granted the country’s First Couple divorce petition thus opening the way for First Lady Sandra Torres to run in September’s presidential election for which her husband President Alvaro Colom is barred under constitutional rule.
Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and wife Sandra Torres have filed a request for “divorce by mutual consent” to allow the first lady to run in September’s presidential election, the judiciary this week.