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OAS recalls tragic events of 09/11 in Chile and United States

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:19 UTC
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In September 1973, Chilean armed forces took over the country in a bloody coup. Under Pinochet the dictatorship lasted until 1990 In September 1973, Chilean armed forces took over the country in a bloody coup. Under Pinochet the dictatorship lasted until 1990
Al Qaeda terrorists on 09/11, thirteen years ago knocked out the NY World Trade Center twin towers killing thousands Al Qaeda terrorists on 09/11, thirteen years ago knocked out the NY World Trade Center twin towers killing thousands

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza recalled on Thursday the tragic events that occurred on September 11, in Chile and the United States, in 1973 and 2001, and called on the international community “to observe tolerance and to respect diversity at a time when the world is shaken once more by violence.”

Insulza noted that the traumatic events that occurred in by both countries not only impacted them, but also the entire world, awakening the solidarity of peoples and governments who saw how violence claimed the lives of thousands of innocent citizens.

“The inability of some groups to accept differences leads sometimes sick minds to turn to violence as the only way to achieve their goals,” he said, warning that “this cannot still happening in a world that reaches, although unevenly, remarkable levels of development.”

The head of the OAS regretted that in spite of the impact that both tragic episodes and others had throughout the world, violence continues to be the path followed by extremist and fanatic groups, such as ISIS, which brutality has triggered widespread horror in all societies.

The OAS leader warned that this is one of the most urgent challenges that not only the governments of the region, but also all continents must face, in a coordinated and united way. “The threat of violence must be faced in unity, with determination and strength,” he noted.
 

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  • Briton

    international community
    Yet failed to mention 7/11

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 11:33 am 0
  • Chicureo

    Briton,

    Insulza is a respected and remarkably well educated socialist who has represented Chile with distinction, despite his blind devotion to the left. Forgive his selective ignorance.

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 12:03 pm 0
  • Briton

    Thanks.

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 06:38 pm 0
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