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Havana summit calls for independent Puerto Rico

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Latin American states arrayed in opposition to U.S. influence in the region want an independent Puerto Rico to formalize its membership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.

Venezuela's Maduro gets tough on dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is getting tougher on what remains of political opposition in the Latin American amid signs of a revival of populist Bolivarian revolution.
Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 21 (UPI) -- Bolivians are beginning to voice disquiet over the way President Evo Morales is preparing to prolong his rule through constitutional devices that will likely enable him to seek re-election for a third term.

Paraguay's diplomatic isolation dissipates

ASUNCION, Paraguay, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Paraguay's diplomatic isolation is fast becoming a thing of the past as President Federico Franco receives Organization of American States endorsement and a Mercosur diplomatic campaign falters.
OAS: Honduras won't reinstate Zelaya

OAS: Honduras won't reinstate Zelaya

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 4 (UPI) -- The Organization of American States says there's little chance Honduran leaders will allow ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya to return to power.
Honduran troops seen shooting protest bus

Honduran troops seen shooting protest bus

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 3 (UPI) -- Honduran soldiers were caught on video shooting the tires of buses carrying protesters supporting deposed President Manuel Zelaya.

OAS head considering Chilean presidency?

MIAMI, June 7 (UPI) -- The head of the Organization of American States said he is considering a run at the presidency in his native Chile, The Miami Herald reported Saturday.

OAS head: Democracy goes beyond elections

PANAMA CITY, Panama, June 2 (UPI) -- Democracy transcends elections and must include respect for rights and free speech, the secretary-general of the Organization of American States says.

OAS head and Panamanian president hold talks

PANAMA CITY, Panama, June 1 (UPI) -- Panamanian President Martin Torrijos and the head of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, held talks Friday, OAS officials said.

Haiti can rejoin Caricom

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Caricom, the Caribbean Common Market, plans to invite Haiti back to membership following the election of Rene Preval as president.

OAS head visits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 6 (UPI) -- Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza is visiting Haiti to determine the situation in the embattled Caribbean nation.

Nicaragua and OAS hold talks

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, June 17 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos has met with the head of the Organization of American states for talks on ending the country's political unrest.

OAS swears in new chief

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Jose Miguel Insulza was sworn in Thursday as the new secretary-general of the Organization of American States.

Cuban slams Chile over dissident

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 12 (UPI) -- Cuban President Fidel Castro has criticized Chile for not pressuring the United States to turn over a Cuban dissident.

OAS head rejects Castro's bashing

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 5 (UPI) -- The new secretary-general of the Organization of American States rejected Thursday harsh criticism from Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Mexican OAS candidate bows out of race

MEXICO CITY, April 30 (UPI) -- Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez has withdrawn his candidacy to head the Organization of American States, El Universal reported.

Chile: Minister wants democracy for Cuba

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 29 (UPI) -- Chile's interior minister called Friday for the advancement of democracy and protection of human rights in Cuba, La Tercera reported in its online edition.

Rice hints at compromise on OAS chief

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 29 (UPI) -- The top U.S. diplomat Friday downplayed the leadership impasse at the Organization of American States where the U.S. candidate has not got the expected support.

Mexican congress pulls back on OAS bid

MEXICO CITY, April 26 (UPI) -- Opposition parties in Mexico have asked Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez to renounce his candidacy to head the Organization of American States.

Mexican minister sure on OAS bid

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, April 18 (UPI) -- Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said Monday he would lead the Organization of American States, El Universal reported.
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