The new OAS: An interview with Secretary General Luis Almagro

For several years the Organization of American States has seen its mission constrained by a lack of budget, the emergence of political organizations with similar functions, and heavy criticism citing inaction, bureaucracy and too close a relationship with the United States. Last year’s elections offered the possibility of a badly-needed renewal in management, and the new secretary general, Uruguayan diplomat Luis Almagro Lemes, is determined to carry it out. By David Hume The new secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro Lemes, has some very clear ideas about the future of the hemisphere and of the organization he heads: improving the quality of China’s trade and investment with Latin American countries; solving the problems Cuba has […]

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