Tag: Organization of American States

El nuevo período de Almagro promete más corrupción, amiguismo y conspiraciones golpistas

La sorprendente historia del Secretario General más incompetente, inmoral y con mentalidad imperial en la historia de la Organización de Estados Americanos

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OAS head Luis Almagro’s new term promises more corruption, cronyism and coup-plotting

The shocking story of the most incompetent, unethical and imperial-minded Secretary General in the history of the Organization of American States.

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The Grayzone and CODEPINK ask why OAS doesn’t monitor badly flawed US Democratic primary

Watch The Grayzone and CODEPINK ask the Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro why he won’t send election observers to monitor the US Democratic presidential primary despite rampant signs of voter suppression and irregularities

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US and OAS help overthrow another government: Behind the coup against Bolivia’s Evo Morales

The US targeted Evo Morales for overthrow ever since he became president. And the Organization of American States helped set the stage for Bolivia’s coup.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

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Venezuelan opposition reps throw temper tantrums when confronted about lack of legitimacy, interventionist plans at OAS

At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido’s US-backed shadow government – Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky – lost their cool when confronted with critical questions. Both recently attended a closed-door DC meeting on a US military assault.

By Anya Parampil

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OAS sacrifices its charter for Trump’s desperate Venezuelan regime-change bid

In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido’s shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated in an alleged Maduro assassination plot as Venezuela’s Organization of American States ambassador.

By Anya Parampil

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Exposing the OAS’ anti-Venezuela, pro-US bias and right-wing hypocrisy

The Organization of American States (OAS) is a Cold War-era group that acts as a vehicle for US influence, opposing leftist governments in Latin America. Journalist Max Blumenthal challenged the OAS on its extreme anti-Venezuela bias and enlisting of right-wing pro-Israel lobbyists to demonize Nicolas Maduro.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

Max Blumenthal spoke with Ben Norton on The Real News.

BEN NORTON: It’s The Real News, I’m Ben Norton. The Organization of American States is a Cold War-era international body of countries in North and South America that claims to be independent and neutral, but, in reality, frequently acts as a proxy for the United States government.

The OAS is notorious for its extreme bias against left-wing governments in Latin America, particularly Cuba and Venezuela. Western corporate media outlets frequently echo the OAS’s anti-Cuba and anti-Venezuela reports, without providing any further information as to what exactly the OAS is, and what interests it serves.

In reality, however, the OAS was formed at the behest of the U.S. government as a coalition of anti-communist governments at the beginning of the Cold War. In 1948, the U.S. convened the International Conference of American States. At this meeting in Colombia, which was led by the U.S. Secretary of State and infamous cold warrior George Marshall, the right-wing governments of Latin America joined the U.S. in signing a charter that established the Organization of American States with the explicit goal of fighting the spread of socialism and defending capitalism in North and South America.

Although media outlets today cite the OAS as if it were supposedly an independent and impartial source, U.S. government bodies have openly admitted otherwise.

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