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Tag: Luis Almagro

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 06:35 UTC

    Uruguay ratifies Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance

    Uruguayan ambassador Hugo Cayrús and OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro (L/R)

    Uruguay on Friday deposited at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC, the instrument of ratification of the Inter-American Convention against all Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, becoming the first state to ratify it. Uruguay is also the only one that has ratified all the binding legal instruments of the inter-American system.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    “Involuntary exodus” is forcing 10% of Venezuelan population to abandon their country

    UNHCR already estimates that this year the figure could more than double, even surpassing 3 million people, 10 percent of the total Venezuelan population.

    The Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro has sent a message to the Venezuelan people that are experiencing an involuntary exodus, forced upon them by the growing economic and institutional degradation of the country. By the end of this year it is estimated that over 10% of the Venezuela population will have left the country.

  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 07:50 UTC

    OAS mission will observe the Mexican elections of July first

    Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray, emphasized that “the observation of the OAS will no doubt be a fundamental contribution to this electoral process.”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and Mexico signed an agreement on the privileges and immunities of the Mission of Foreign Visitors that will observe the July first federal and local elections.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    Corruption and Venezuela in the agenda of a subdued Summit of the Americas

    “We should build a continent where citizens are first,” Peruvian president Vizcarra said. “We owe it to them. We owe it to their dreams.”

    Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra opened on Friday a subdued Summit of the Americas decrying widespread corruption and urging regional leaders to join forces in increasing transparency and boosting civil society. Addressing Western Hemisphere leaders in an auditorium where a number of seats were left notably empty, Peru's new president said that rather than accept corruption as a deep-seated scourge impossible to eliminate, governments should adopt concrete measures that prevent it from ever taking place.

  • 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.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 07:16 UTC

    OAS hosts seminar on “Connectivity and Freedom of Expression in the Americas”

    The event will be inaugurated by OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, at the organization's headquarters in Washington

    Experts, academics and authorities on connectivity and freedom of expression in the Americas will meet Thursday at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC to discuss and share experiences about optimal regulatory policies to create a universal telecommunication connectivity environment that helps strengthen the exercise of freedom of expression and of the press in the region.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 04:52 UTC

    OAS chief avoids forum in Uruguay, anticipating a government rebuke

    Almagro was scheduled to open the cyber-security forum organized by OAS, IDB and Canada in Montevideo

    The Uruguayan born Secretary of the Organization of American States, OAS, Luis Almagro had to cancel at last minute his attendance at the opening of a cyber security in Montevideo, alleging “agenda matters”, but it has emerged that no Uruguayan government official or from the ruling coalition was willing to receive him.

  • Saturday, July 22nd 2017 - 11:06 UTC

    Only Venezuelan legislative has power to convene elections, argues OAS based on Venice Commission

    “Only the Venezuelan people have the power to convene elections for the National Constituent Assembly through referenda. The Executive does not have this power”.

    The office of OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro released a statement with comments from the European Council Venice Commission on the legality of the Venezuelan presidency decree which was used to convene elections for a constituent assembly to modify the country´s main law.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:10 UTC

    OAS summit in Peru will address democratic governance and corruption

    Peru's delegate Ana Rosa Valdivieso, appreciated the support from OAS for the organization of the Summit and the relevance of the topic chosen by her country.

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Peru signed the agreement on preparations for the Eighth Summit of the Americas, which will bring together all heads of state and government of the Hemisphere in April 2018, in Lima.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 09:32 UTC

    Venezuela quitting OAS; death toll of demonstrations climbs to 33

    Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez announced the decision to withdraw from the OAS after a brief but contentious meeting at the group's Washington headquarters

    Following through on its threat, Venezuela's government announced on Wednesday it is quitting the Organization of American States, accusing the regional body of meddling in its internal affairs over weeks of political unrest. The step was taken just hours after violent clashes in Caracas between security forces and protesters during yet another march against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.