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OAS to observe parliamentary general elections in Jamaica

February 12, 2016
OAS to observe parliamentary general elections in Jamaica WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an electoral observation mission (EOM) to the February 25 parliamentary general elections in Jamaica. The mission will be headed by Janet Bostwick, former attorney general and minister of foreign affairs...

Elections show strength of democracy in Costa Rica, says OAS mission

February 9, 2016
Elections show strength of democracy in Costa Rica, says OAS mission SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) in Costa Rica has congratulated the country’s citizens on their participation in the municipal elections on Sunday, which once again showed the strength of Costa Rica’s...

Agreement reached for transitional government in Haiti

February 8, 2016
Agreement reached for transitional government in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Just 22 hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an elected president to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a transitional government in Haiti. Late on Friday, Martelly officially signed the agreement with...

Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS

February 6, 2016
Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS WASHNGTON, USA -- Dr Elliston Rahming, Bahamas ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), and Dr Eugene Newry, Bahamas ambassador to the United States, on Thursday met with director Maryse Roberts and Renee Penco of the OAS...

Commentary: A memorandum for the OAS to facilitate its understanding of the Haitian political imbroglio

February 5, 2016
Commentary: A memorandum for the OAS to facilitate its understanding of the Haitian political imbroglio The Haitian nation is facing today a crucial period in its history. It must overcome a political transition marred with widely published controversy in which the sitting president cannot transfer power to an incoming president as prescribed in the 1987 Constitution. This situation is due to the fact that...

OAS mission says stakeholder discussions in Haiti at a delicate stage

February 4, 2016
OAS mission says stakeholder discussions in Haiti at a delicate stage PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Organization of American States (OAS) special mission currently in Haiti says that “the discussions between the Haitian stakeholders are at a very delicate and urgent stage amid the political situation that now faces the country with the imminent departure from office...

OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti

February 2, 2016
OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The special mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti, headed by the chair of the Permanent Council, ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Ronald Sanders, arrived in Port-au-Prince on Sunday.  The mission has so far met...

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador to lead OAS mission to Haiti

January 29, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador to lead OAS mission to Haiti WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, will lead a mission to Haiti at the request of the Haitian ambassador to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond, and the organisation’s secretary-general, Luis Almagro.

OAS to send special mission to Haiti to assess situation following suspension of elections

January 28, 2016
OAS to send special mission to Haiti to assess situation following suspension of elections WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will send a special mission to assess the situation in Haiti in response to a request by Haitian President Michel Martelly, according to an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Permanent Council of the institution.

Commentary: The OAS ship has to be righted

January 25, 2016
Commentary: The OAS ship has to be righted It is little known outside of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and even among its member governments that it has been in a financial crisis for several years. The Organisation has survived over the last three years particularly because the two countries that make the large contributions...

OAS faces existential threat, says Permanent Council chair

January 22, 2016
OAS faces existential threat, says Permanent Council chair WASHINGTON, USA -- Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, said on Thursday that the organisation is now facing a “serious existential threat”. The Antigua and Barbuda ambassador, who was chairing the first meeting of...

OAS electoral mission concerned over political impasse in Haiti

January 21, 2016
OAS electoral mission concerned over political impasse in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The electoral observation mission (EOM) of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Haiti, consistent with its position that favours competitive elections for the improvement of Haitian democracy, has expressed its concern over the current political impasse.

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador assumes chair of OAS Permanent Council

January 13, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador assumes chair of OAS Permanent Council WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders on Tuesday assumed office as the chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS). In a ceremony at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC, Sanders was welcomed to the office...

Presidential run-off in Haiti a step in the right direction, says OAS

January 8, 2016
Presidential run-off in Haiti a step in the right direction, says OAS PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Haiti has welcomed the establishment of a date for the presidential run-off as a "step in the right direction", and called upon all actors to work towards improving conditions...

OAS mission congratulates St Vincent and the Grenadines on successful elections

December 11, 2015
OAS mission congratulates St Vincent and the Grenadines on successful elections KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the December 9 general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines has highlighted the civic spirit of the population shown in peaceful and successful elections.

Commonwealth to observe St Vincent and the Grenadines elections; OAS mission deployed

December 4, 2015
Commonwealth to observe St Vincent and the Grenadines elections; OAS mission deployed KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A Commonwealth election observation team will observe the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) general elections scheduled to be held on December 9, 2015. Meanwhile, the electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM)...

OAS to observe general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines

December 1, 2015
OAS to observe general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an electoral observation mission (EOM) to the general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines on December 9, according to the agreement signed on Monday by representatives of the OAS and the Caribbean country.

OAS secretary general calls for immediate end to violence in Venezuela

November 27, 2015
OAS secretary general calls for immediate end to violence in Venezuela WASHINGTON, USA - The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Thursday condemned the killing in Venezuela of the secretary general of Acción Democrática Guarico, Juan Manuel Diaz, and called for an immediate end to the violence in the country.

OAS push to monitor Venezuela elections undercut by PetroCaribe influence

November 23, 2015
OAS push to monitor Venezuela elections undercut by PetroCaribe influence WASHINGTON, USA -- Just ten days after the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) in a harshly-worded letter severely criticized the head of Venezuela's electoral board over its conduct of parliamentary elections in December, Caribbean and Central American diplomats...

OAS mission highlights civic spirit in Belize general elections

November 6, 2015
OAS mission highlights civic spirit in Belize general elections BELMOPAN, Belize -- The electoral mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) that observed the general elections in Belize on Wednesday noted the civic spirit of the people of the country shown in a peaceful and successful election day. The mission congratulated the country...

OAS deploys electoral observation mission to Belize

October 29, 2015
OAS deploys electoral observation mission to Belize BELMOPAN, Belize -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to the November 4 general elections in Belize began its deployment on Wednesday. The delegation, headed by Ambassador Jacinth Henry-Martin, chief of staff to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro...

OAS observation mission reports peaceful and successful elections in Guatemala

October 27, 2015
OAS observation mission reports peaceful and successful elections in Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) deployed to the second round of the presidential election in Guatemala has commended the citizens of the country, as well as the political parties and various state institutions.

OAS deploys 125 observers to Haiti for October 25 elections

October 21, 2015
OAS deploys 125 observers to Haiti for October 25 elections PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) for this Sunday’s elections in Haiti, headed by Brazil’s former foreign minister and defence minister Celso Amorim, will complete its deployment this week with the arrival of 125 international...

OAS election observation mission in Guatemala begins final deployment

October 20, 2015
OAS election observation mission in Guatemala begins final deployment GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS / EOM) for the presidential elections in Guatemala, led by Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, began its final deployment on Monday for the second electoral round next Sunday. The mission, comprised of ...

OAS to observe general election in Belize on November 4

October 17, 2015
OAS to observe general election in Belize on November 4 WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an election observation mission (EOM) for the general elections that will take place in Belize on November 4, according to the agreement signed on Friday by the OAS and the government of Belize. In this election, voters will elect...

OAS secretary general announces initiative to combat corruption and impunity in Honduras

September 29, 2015
OAS secretary general announces initiative to combat corruption and impunity in Honduras WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has announced the creation of the Mission of Support against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH). “We seek to make the justice system an effective tool in the fight against...

Elections in Haiti: OAS mission urges actors to work together

September 28, 2015
Elections in Haiti: OAS mission urges actors to work together PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The chief of the electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Haiti, the former foreign minister and minister of defence of Brazil, Celso Amorim, has urged all actors in the electoral process to work together ahead of the upcoming...

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