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The Organization of American States was Established in 1948

Today in Latin American history, the Organization of American States (OAS) was established in Bogotá, Colombia in 1948. The United States and 20 Latin American nations signed the charter establishing the OAS. continue reading »

U.S., Venezuela to Pursue “More Positive Relationship”

The United States and Venezuela want to "establish a more constructive and positive relationship" after years of strained ties, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said here Wednesday following talks with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua. continue reading »

Sec. of State Kerry to Participate at OAS General Assembly in Guatemala

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Guatemala June 4-5 to participate in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s premier multilateral organization. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares Itself Against Cyber Attacks

The Ministry of Defense of Colombia, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), is conducting an exercise in cyber security crisis management at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, with the objective of strengthening the capabilities of Colombia in preventing, detecting and mitigating the effects of a large scale cyber attack on the country. continue reading »

Drug-related Violence Has Not Affected Preparations for Mexican Elections

Preparations are on track for Mexico's July 1 presidential election and the drug-related violence in the country has not affected the process, the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said. continue reading »

Ousted Former President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras Returns After 16 months in Exile

With thousands of supporters weathering intense heat, ousted former President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, returned to a hero’s welcome. Zelaya had been in exile for little more than a year in the Dominican Republic after being kicked out of office and the country by a military coup. continue reading »

Honduras Set to Return to the Organization of American States

The announcement by the Organization of American States (OAS) that the Principal condition for the return of Honduras to the OAS has now been met. The Honduran Supreme Court, on May 2, continue reading »

International Criticism for U.S. Immigration Detention Centers

A key international human rights organization is reporting that U.S. immigration detention centers are woefully inadequate with detainees receiving unjust treatment, poor health care and minimal access to legal aid. continue reading »

Venezuelan Students on Hunger Strike Want Human Rights Conditions Evaluated in Country

Twenty-six university students from Venezuela are continuing their hunger strike in hopes of pressuring President Hugo Chavez to allow human rights representatives to evaluate conditions in the country. continue reading »

OAS calls for Limits on Presidential Terms in Latin America

The Organization of American States, (OAS), Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza called for democracies to impose limits on Latin America’s presidential successive re-election. continue reading »