The March 28 OAS Permanent Council discussion on Venezuela was a not-so-subtle rebuke to the failed efforts at dialogue. Instead of acknowledging shifting international opinion, though, the next day Venezuela Supreme Court gave the OAS its sharpest example yet of an “interruption in the constitutional process.” Now what?
Es hora de que los países democráticos hagan valer el principio de reciprocidad política en la relación bilateral con el régimen cubano.
Frente al fracaso del diálogo entre gobierno y la oposición venezolanos, es imperioso que el sistema interamericano reactive el uso de la Carta Democrática, que quedó en suspenso luego del 23 de junio.
Entrevista a Chris Sabatini en Efecto Naím dónde analizan la proliferación de organizaciones multilaterales en la región y en qué medida son respetadas por los países miembros.
It didn’t seem like much at first—the vote to approve the agenda at June 23 meeting of the OAS Permanent Council. But behind the scenes, Venezuela had been trying to head off a discussion over the state of its democracy. It lost, and with some interesting defections.
For a moment, it looked like Venezuela’s beleaguered opposition had a powerful new ally in Buenos Aires. But it didn’t take long for principles to give way to big politics.
The new leader of the Organization of American States (OAS) has openly rebuked the country’s ‘Petty Dictator,’ but it may be too late to avert disaster in Venezuela.
On June 23, the Permanent Council of the OAS will meet to discuss Venezuela, a country in the throes of an economic, political and humanitarian crisis. It now appears that it’s only a matter of time before Venezuela implodes and becomes a failed state.
On May 30th, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro invoked the Inter-American Democratic Charter in the case of Venezuela, political “red card”. The question now is, will the Permanent Council uphold the red card or denounce the ref?
Secretary General Luis Almagro has invoked the Democratic Charter of the OAS, calling for a meeting of the body’s Permanent Council to discuss the situation in Venezuela. How the hemispheric body responds will be a test of its role and future in a divided hemisphere.