OAS

People sitting around a table with flags (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Organization of American States celebrates 72 years of democracy

The Organization of American States has defended the rights of all nations in the Western Hemisphere since its founding in 1948.
Luis Almagro sitting at a table (OAS/Juan Manuel Herrera)

OAS re-elects Luis Almagro, commits to democracy

The Organization of American States chose Luis Almagro again to be its leader for the next five years, signaling a commitment to a free Western Hemisphere.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo: U.S. is committed to a hemisphere of freedom

The secretary of state emphasized that multilateral relationships in the Americas will bring democratic change to countries oppressed by authoritarianism.
Juan Guaidó speaking at lectern (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

The Rio Treaty and Venezuela: Myth vs. fact [infographic]

Learn what the Rio Treaty is (and isn't) and what its activation by the OAS means for the former Maduro regime in Venezuela.
Group of people standing in large hall with row of flags behind them (© David Estrada Larreta/Reuters)

Venezuela crisis is urgent, U.S. tells OAS

The ongoing suffering of the Venezuelan people, displaced and at home, was at the top of the agenda during the OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia.
Juan Guaidó smiling (© Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

OAS approves Guaidó representative as Venezuela’s envoy

A vote in the Organization of American States has deepened the international isolation of Nicolás Maduro and his cronies in Venezuela.
Venezuelan riot police lined up (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

OAS Secretary General: Cuba trains torturers in Venezuela

The OAS secretary general and other Maduro regime critics say Venezuela's police have gotten lessons from Cuban advisers on how to torture prisoners.