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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TEGUCIGALPA: Honduran de facto leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya on Saturday edged toward negotiating an end to a political crisis triggered after a June coup.AaMicheletti met recently with Organization of American States chief Jose Miguel Insulza in a step toward talks, and Zelaya supporters signaled they were open to dialogue brokered by an OAS mission visiting Honduras.Aa
Japan has already pledged $200,000 in contributions to the Organization of American States for its operations to monitor the Peruvian elections.
signed the new Inter-American Convention on Transparency in Conventional Weapons Acquisition adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
His crime: carrying a sign quoting the declaration of human rights of the Organization of American States. The 39-year-old cabinet maker and father of five children will remain in custody until his trial in early February.
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will meet on Thursday, August 8, at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) in Simon Bolvar Hall at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, to discuss issues related to the Meeting on the Prevention of Crime, Violence and Insecurity, and the election of a new expert for the Working Group on the Protocol of San Salvador.
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Bush addressing a meeting of the World Affairs Council and Organization of American States, January 16, 2002.
He would embrace multilateralism through the Organization of American States and push for the creation of a "Council for Democracy" of international leaders who will work to stave off conflicts before they happen.
[The following are excerpts of the remarks to the Organization of American States Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE) 4th Regular Session in Montevideo, Uruguay, January 29, 2004.]
15 after testifying before the commission, part of the Organization of American States. The people involved in the plot who are still alive are part of the country's political, economic and military power structures, she said.
10, along with members of a monitoring mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), a regional organization.
The meeting occurred at a gathering of the Organization of American States (OAS).
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