Congresistas del PT solicitaron medidas cautelares a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), para que suspenda el impeachment contra Rousseff. Irónicamente, la mandataria había cancelado los aportes a la OEA luego de que la CIDH emitiera medidas cautelares contra una hidroeléctrica.
In Venezuela, Honduras, Egypt, and—most recently—Turkey, the armed forces have pointed to violations of the constitution by sitting, elected presidents as the justification for a coup. But are coups ever constitutional?
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.
Did I miss something? No collective call for dialogue, not even a meeting wrap up by the Ambassador from Argentina. Just a call for lunch. Does that make the whole endeavor of convening the Permanent Council to discuss Venezuela a bust? Hardly.
Este jueves, a pedido de Almagro, se considerará en la OEA la activación de la Carta Democrática Interamericana contra Venezuela. Si bien es probable que la region no apruebe que hubo una alteración del orden constitucional en este país, el mero acto de debatir la situación aumentará la presión para que Maduro acepte el referéndum revocatorio.
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.
Fear is growing in the Canadian press that Republican nominee Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality TV star with a flair for shouting the unthinkable, may actually become the next president of the United States.
With Haiti stuck in yet another election impasse, it’s time to re-evaluate and re-orient U.S. policy toward the beleaguered island nation. The first step is requiring Haiti’s political class to take more responsibility.