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Organization of American States

Commonly called the OAS. An international organization consisting of all independent states in North and South America (though not all members are active). It was established in 1948 to oppose the spread of communism. The OAS promotes democracy, economic cooperation and free trade. It also provides a forum for addressing grievances among members. It is based in Washington, D.C.
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Nevertheless, can one conclude that normative factors were indeed decisive and that the OAS initiated action only in the name of democracy?
The speech Kissinger would give that afternoon to the OAS couldn't ignore human rights.
The 1990s have been very productive years for the OAS and for inter-American relations.
The OAS Heat Computer also detects the cause of insufficient hot water by monitoring the temperature of the boiler water and the water coming out of the hot water coil.
Recovering operating margins on a consistent basis has continued to be a challenge for the OAS Group.
The Deputy Chief of Mission will be Paul Spencer from the OAS Secretariat for Political Affairs and the General Coordinator will be Julieta Maroni, Specialist in the Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation.
And it was understood as well that that concept was not a contradiction for the countries that in December 2011 gave birth to the Confederacion de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribenos (CELAC), an organization that was described at the time as an OAS without the US and Canada.
Bolivia last hosted the OAS General Assembly in La Paz in October 1979.
The OAS is fitted onboard the Bourbon Gulf Star, a DP2, IBC Type 2 platform supply vessel that is used to transfer personnel to and from the plant's two wellhead platforms to execute operations and maintenance work.
The 35-member OAS has set a Saturday deadline for Honduras to comply with its demands, and has threatened to expel Honduras from the regional grouping if it fails to meet its deadline.
In the past few months, the OAS has been very successful at positioning itself at the center of important hemispheric debates," Erikson told CubaNews.
Almagro's arrival in the OAS should be seen as a victory for the much maligned 'Mujiquista' diplomacy and a defeat for those who accused [the ex-president] of forging ties for ideological reasons and of making his diplomatic representatives less professional in their approach," Abelenda wrote.