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Honduras' president-elect names transition team

...with police officers who threw tear gas at the crowd.Election observers for both the European Union and Organization of American States issued statements Tuesday describing the election and vote count as transparent.Dario Euraque, a professor...
Vice pres. to succeed Chavez

...easy to talk to," said McCoy, director of the Americas program at the Carter Center, which helped the Organization of American States facilitate dialogue between the government and opposition after a 2002 coup that briefly ousted Chavez.Maduro...
Legitimizing Aristide would sabotage Haiti's chance to prosper

...But the Haitian government and the Provisional Electoral Council are awaiting a technical report from the Organization of American States to correct the provisional tallies. That report is expected to give the run-off nod to Manigat and Martelly...
Con: Does CELAC's shunning of US & Canada signal end of domination?

...CELAC promotes the false assumption that the region will be better off with a regional body that replaces the Organization of American States and shuts the door on the meddlesome democracy promotion and human rights concerns of the U.S. and Canada...
Autocrats' latest weapon: Indirect censorship

...talking to reporters. Catalina Botero, the special rapporteur of freedom of expression of the 34-country Organization of American States, told me that there is a "growing trend toward abuse of government powers to silence dissident voices...
Exposing a Chavez charade

MEXICO CITY - President Obama came under fire last month for sharing a smile with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas. Critics say that Obama was wrong to be friendly with a foreign leader renowned for his anti-U.S. antics and authoritarian tendencies. It might be expected, because I am a human rights advocate who has documented Chavez's authoritarian policies and suffered the consequences at the hands of his security forces, that I would share this criticism. But I think time may show that Obama did the right thing.
Ortega could have won fairly ? but he didn't

...Carter Center refused to even participate.That was probably the wise choice. Election monitors from the Organization of American States were prevented from entering about 20 percent of the country's polling places on Sunday and kicked out of...
Pro: Does CELAC's shunning of US & Canada signal end of domination?

...were many reasons, but they went mostly unnoticed in the major media. The existing regional grouping, the Organization of American States (OAS), is too often controlled by the U.S. State Department, with Canada as junior partner.In 2009...
Legal pot in Uruguay faces test

...inspired many world leaders to re-think drug laws.Uruguay's legalization proposal won support from the Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Inzulza, who met with Mujica last week and said his members had no objections...
Blocking Aristide's return to Haiti shows woeful lack of respect

Haiti's infamous dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier, returned to his country this week, while the country's first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is kept out. These two facts really say everything about Washington's policy toward Haiti, and our government's respect for democracy in that country and in the region.


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