Organization of American States


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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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The Organization of American States, the world's oldest regional organization dating back to its establishment in 1948, brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the hemisphere.
That is what they seemed to have done this May when the Organization of American States refused for the first time in its 60-year history to approve the Washington-backed candidate for secretary general.
Bush spoke to a meeting of the Organization of American States in Fort Lauderdale.
ambassador to the Organization of American States, actively promoted regime change in Haiti.
The Cuban American Bar Association has filed a petition with the Organization of American States seeking relief against human rights violations committed by the Cuban government in relation to its latest crackdown on political dissidents
They have carried their fight to government officials, corporate boardrooms, and the Organization of American States (OAS).
The Organization of American States issued an extensive resolution endorsing and welcoming the ICC into force.
A letter signed by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, deals with some issues raised by the Organization of American States during a meeting in Barbados, June 2002.
7 to combine efforts with a mission from the Organization of American States to ensure the elections are conducted in a fair, smooth and transparent manner.
11] The United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS) have determined that the laundering of money derived from serious crime represents a threat to the integrity, reliability, and stability of financial, as well as government, structures around the world.
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