Organization of American States


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Organization of American States an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
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In literature:

The foregoing type of organization has so many theoretical advantages that one would like to see it tried in some American states.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
Alarm was spreading among Americans concerning the organizations of the Chinese in the United States.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
From a cyclopedia learn the character of the political organization of Mexico and the Central American states.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The congressional organization is similar to that of the majority of South American states.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
As a manager he stood outside the American syndicate of theatres, and organized several companies to play throughout the United States.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

The Organization of American States proposes setting up an alert mechanism to avert future coups in the region, but the idea is fraught with challenges.
Members and delegates of the Organization of American States (OAS) participate at the closing ceremony of the OAS' 41st General Assembly in San Salvador June 7, 2011.
Following much outcry and many accusations of fraud on the part of President Rene Preval's party, an Organization of American States panel conducted an investigation.
Venezuela will soon notify the Organization of American States that it is pulling out of a regional human rights convention as well as two bodies that hear rights cases, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.
At the annual meeting of the human rights arm of the Organization of American States, leaders of Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela bashed the body and considered dissolution.
The 42nd General Assembly of the Organization of the American States in Tiquipaya, on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
The Organization of American States finishes up its annual meeting in.
Despite decades of harshly criticizing the Organization of American States as a puppet of Washington, Cuban TV welcomed today's scrapping by OAS Foreign Ministers of the 1962 resolution excluding the island from active membership.
The Organization of American States meets in Bolivia.
Organization of American States report rebukes Venezuela on human rights.
The secretary general of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, hasn't listened and may soon lose his job.
The American Conservative Union released its ratings of Colorado lawmakers on June 29, the first time that the organization graded state legislators based on votes on conservative issues.
A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the US government for what it says are violations of the rights of convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.
The four called for the Organization of American States to study the impact of the Colorado and Washington votes and said the United Nations' General Assembly should hold a special session on the prohibition of drugs by 2015 at the latest.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Georgia on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan, demanding that the state reverses its application denial for the organization to join the state's highway cleanup program.

In science:

The Organization of American States (OAS) sent a delegation chaired by its Secretary General to negotiate a solution.
The 2004 Venezuelan Presidential Recall Referendum: Discrepancies Between Two Exit Polls and Official Results