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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To his credit, Almagro has already opened up space at the OAS for addressing the situation in Venezuela.
On this issue, at least, the OAS has gained some traction.
I'm not a believer in the Big Bang theory, that I'll arrive at the OAS on May 26 and change everything.
Because of the numerous sporting events which happen in different parts of the world every day, there are very many OAS opportunities at any given moment of the day.
The 113th Congress has maintained considerable interest in the OAS,
In addition, said lawmakers, the 35-member OAS should work more closely with another Washington-based body, the Inter-American Development Bank, on economic issues.
The federal government says it must make these cuts to OAS in order to make the program sustainable.
But OAS officials said on Saturday that they would not recognise Honduras' decision to withdraw.
The Western Hemisphere stands apart from the rest of the world with its impressive array of security mechanisms, sub-regional arrangements, and agreements, including the OAS Charter and Rio Treaty that have all evolved and adapted to the changing security realities in the Americas over time.
It has been said that the OAS is no longer relevant.
founder Sam Walton, was instrumental in bringing OAS to Highfill and was a shareholder during its first years of operation.