(22.1.2019) Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS).
If Mr Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the Charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will be headed for grave fracture.
(25.1.2019) Only 16 out of the 34 countries that are members of the OAS supported the U.S.-sponsored statement. Pompeo gave an interventionist speech alleging that „the time of debate is done,“ and called „illegitimate“ the presidency of democratically and constitutionally elected President Nicolas Maduro.
In the meeting, „the scene was that of Secretary of State (U.S.), Mike Pompeo, at the head of all alongside the Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, dictating practically the policies that the rest of the allied governments were dedicated to repeating,“ said teleSUR correspondent in Washington, Alina Duarte.
Große Ehre für Caracas: Die am Donnerstag in Washington – wo sonst – tagende OAS verabschiedete ein Kommuniqué, um Venezuela aus dieser in Verruf geratenen Institution auszuschließen. Anscheinend hatte man vergessen, dass die bolivarische Nation bereits im April 2017 beantragt hatte, aus Gründen der Ethik und Souveränität die OAS zu verlassen.