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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...

http://juneauempire.com/christopher-toothaker/2013-03-06/vice-pres-succeed-chave
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...

http://juneauempire.com/pablo-fernandez/2013-08-01/legal-pot-uruguay-faces-test
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...

http://juneauempire.com/alberto-arce/2013-11-29/honduras-president-elect-names-t
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012111/opi_773940064.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-23-0
Opinion
Autocrats' latest weapon: Indirect censorship

Here is why we should be more worried than usual about press freedoms in the Americas: several democratically elected authoritarian presidents are seeing their popularity rates plummet, and are clamping down on independent media ahead of upcoming elections.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062210/opi_657803281.shtml
opinion
Exposing a Chavez charade

...United States should also work with regional allies to establish an appropriate multilateral forum - at the Organization of American States or elsewhere - to engage Venezuela on this issue. Obama's symbolic gestures were essential to setting the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050409/opi_436249545.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-11-10/ortega-could-have-won-fairly-%E2%80%A
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-23
Opinion
Blocking Aristide's return to Haiti shows woeful lack of respect

...participating in elections. The major media generally follows their lead. Now we have elections in Haiti where the Organization of American States, at the behest of Washington, is trying to choose for Haiti who will compete in the second round of its...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012111/opi_773940041.shtml
Opinion

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