Reinstatement of relations between the US and Cuba is supported by the OAS

The Organization of American States (OAS) adopted yesterday, by acclamation, a support resolution to the restoration of bilateral relations between the US and Cuba. After hours of public debate behind closed doors, the states finally agreed on a formula that does not include the...

Cuba will participate in the Summit of the Americas in 2015 according to Panamanian Chancellor

Cuba confirmed its participation in the Summit of the Americas to be held in April in Panama, reported on Friday the Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo, in what would be the first assistance of the island to these continental meetings initiated two decades ago....

IACHR designates Edison Lanza as new rapporteur for freedom of expression

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) selected the Uruguayan Edison Lanza for the position of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, replacing Colombian Catalina Botero, the institution said. Lanza is a lawyer, journalist and consultant for international...

Next IACHR session will be in Mexico

The extraordinary meeting of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will be in Mexico. The event will run from August 11 to 15. The Commission noted that “it is willingness to conduct sessions away from its venue in response to the invitation made ​​by State...

Ecuador postpones its request to change the IACHR headquarters

“The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, has made a huge imprudence in rejecting the transfer of the headquarters of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) out of Washington,” said Ricardo Patino, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister. These...

Patiño: OAS Headquarters must be settled in a signatory country of the San Jose Pact

During the 44th meeting of the Organization of American States on economic development with social inclusion, Ecuador recommended that the organism leaves its permanent headquarters in Washington. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said during his participation in the...

Lack of progress in Venezuela´s dialogues worries to the OAS

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed the concern for lack of progress in Venezuela’s dialogue today during the inaugural 44th session of the General Assembly. The official said that “the dialogue (in Venezuela)...

Albuja “Insulza´s opinion reflects only his thought and not commit to the OAS”

The Ecuadorian Ambassador to the OAS, Marco Albuja, responded to José Miguel Insulza, regarding his rejection to the Ecuadorian proposal to change the headquarters of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which is currently located in Washington. Through his...