The history of Latin America and the Caribbean is plagued with dictators. That is why in 2001, the 34 countries of the OAS agreed to and signed the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
La OEA se ha convertido en la mejor opción de la región para restablecer la democracia en Venezuela desde el nombramiento del Secretario General de la OEA, Luis Almagro
There is a world of difference between the unilateral imposition of sanctions by the United States and the invocation of the O.A.S. democratic charter.
Officials from some 20 countries in the Americas will meet this week in Asuncion to discuss poverty and inequality at a conference sponsored by the Organization of American States
Did I miss something? After the big build-up to the June 23 meeting of the Permanent Council convened by Secretary General Luis Almagro, the event didn’t even end with a whimper: it ended with lunch. No vote
Why Latin American governments refuse to stick up for democracy? one answer could be Latin American diplomats worry that suspending Venezuela from the OAS would not restore democracy.
The 46th Organization of American States General Assembly opened on Tuesday with the focus on Venezuela’s political crisis and the dire financial condition of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, or IACHR.
If OAS member countries don’t address this financial crisis, it will cast serious doubts on their commitment to human rights.
Venezuela's government came under renewed pressure on Tuesday when regional body Organization of American States called for an emergency meeting.
Someone who asks for help, good offices or diplomatic actions therefore cannot be considered a traitor.
The new chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) Sir Ronald Sanders says the institution is now facing a “serious existential threat”, with its coffers virtually empty.
Plans for Honduras in 2016 include the proposed creation of a new government body to combat endemic corruption. The MACCIH’s mandate will be to tackle widespread corruption and impunity within the country.
The strong 16 pages long letter sent by OAS (Organization of American States) secretary general Luis Almagro to Venezuelan electoral officials calling for transparency, international observers and freeing political prisoners, ahead of December 6 legislative elections, triggered an immediate furious insulting reaction from Venezuela's strongman Diosdado Cabello
Lawmakers from the US and Latin America urge Venezuela to allow OAS observers to monitor upcoming legislative elections
Human-Rights Abuses Place Legitimacy on a Precipice. Civil-society groups from several countries, especially Cuba and Venezuela, will remind the heads of state about the Inter-American Democratic Charter.