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  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 - 06:59 UTC

    OAS Observation Mission Visits Brazil ahead of October elections

    Chief of Mission, ex Costa Rica president Laura Chinchilla is scheduled to meet with Brazilian head of state Michel Temer in Planalto Palace

    The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the October 7 general elections in Brazil, the former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla, arrived in Brasilia to learn about the advances made in the organization of the election. This is the first time that the OAS has observed an electoral process in Brazil.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 07:58 UTC

    All is ready for Paraguay Sunday's presidential election

    Ex Costa Rica president said that on Election Day, “observers will be deployed throughout the country and throughout the day to different polling stations.”

    Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla began this week her activities as head of the Organization of American States (OAS) mission that will observe Paraguay’s April 22 elections. During an event at Paraguay’s TSJE electoral court, Chinchilla and the president of the TSJE, Jaime Bestard, signed an agreement establishing the terms of the mission, which will include 39 observers from 14 countries.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:07 UTC

    OAS observation team will monitor Paraguay general elections

    Paraguay Permanent Representative, Elisa Ruiz Díaz, highlighted the strength of Paraguayan democracy and expressed gratitude for OAS institutional support

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Paraguay signed an agreement to observe the general and departmental elections of April 22, in a ceremony that took place at OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

  • Wednesday, January 18th 2017 - 11:46 UTC

    OAS praises strength of US electoral process but observes campaign financing

    Laura Chinchilla said U.S. democracy is based on its strong institutions, freedom of expression and press, balance of power and the rule of law

    The strength of U.S. democracy goes beyond the particularities of an electoral process, said the Organization of American States, OAS, Electoral Observation Mission to the recent general elections in the United States in the presentation of its final report to the Permanent Council. However it also underlined that the campaign financing is “the most deregulated in forty years”.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 10:43 UTC

    OAS Electoral mission highlights institutional strength of U.S. system despite polarization

    Ms Chinchilla said that at the end “of a passionate and controversial campaign, citizens were able to express their differences through institutional mechanisms”

    The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the general elections in the United States congratulated the winners – especially President-elect Donald Trump – and recognized the civic behavior of the citizens and the officials who participated in the process, in its presentation of the preliminary report on its work, which mentioned the strong points and opportunities for improvement in the process.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 10:11 UTC

    OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the United States completes deployment

    Ex-Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, said that the 41 international observers “have been observing early voting processes and hope to continue to see a great turnout on Tuesday”

    The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the United States has completed the deployment of its observers and experts ahead of the General Elections that will be held next Tuesday, November 8th. On November 9th, the day after the election, the Chief of the OAS Mission will present a preliminary report.

  • Saturday, October 22nd 2016 - 09:33 UTC

    US receives Monday OAS Electoral observation mission ahead of 8 November vote

    Costa Rica ex president Laura Chinchilla head of the OAS mission will be meeting electoral authorities in Georgia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

    Next Monday, October 24th, the Chief of the Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) to the United States, former Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, will begin a preliminary visit to the United States during which she will hold meetings with key authorities and stakeholders of the electoral process in the states of Georgia and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia.

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 10:44 UTC

    First OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the US next November 8

    Laura Chinchilla, the first woman president of Costa Rica, held office from 2010 to 2014. In 2015 she headed the OAS mission to Mexican federal elections.

    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.

  • Monday, April 7th 2014 - 05:18 UTC

    Costa Rica faces serious challenge: new president with scant support in congress

    Solis beat the old system but they still have the grip on government

    A center-left academic who has never held elected office easily won Costa Rica's presidential election on Sunday, ousting the graft-stained ruling party from power after its candidate quit campaigning a month ago. However he will have quite a job ensuring support in Congress.

  • Wednesday, February 12th 2014 - 09:09 UTC

    Pacific Alliance signs accord to scrap 92% of inter-trade tariffs and bolster ties with Asia

    The four presidents celebrate the signing of the document

    Heads of state from the Pacific Alliance, comprised of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, signed a deal on Monday that will scrap 92% of tariffs on goods and services traded between them. Created in 2012 the Alliance aims to integrate free markets in trade, energy, finance and infrastructure, and bolster ties with Asia, a key trading partner.

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