Saturday, June 4, 2011

.- The discussed OAS OAS from tomorrow on security in the Americas

SAN SALVADOR, 4 Jun. Insecurity in the Americas will be the focus of the General Assembly No. 41 of the Organization of American States (OAS) which starts this Sunday in El Salvador, which is expected to involve representatives of 34 governments, including Honduras. At the opening session will intervene OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, who may return from Honduras highlight the inter-American system after having been deported on July 4, 2009, days after the overthrow of Manuel Zelaya.

Will be but Monday and Tuesday when they develop the extensive agenda with the themes for the summit. The governments of the OAS is expected to sign the Declaration of El Salvador in which they undertake to give "priority" policies that promote "efforts, actions and political will to strengthen security, as an area of public safety" said the draft text circulated by the OAS.

The declaration states that it is "duty" of countries "to develop and implement public safety within the framework of a democratic order" approach where the "rule of law" and "respect for human rights." "The public security policies should encourage measures to treat the causes of crime, violence and insecurity," the report said.

"The expectation is to have concrete results, because only statements we will not address the issue of transnational organized crime in our region," Insulza said Thursday to reporters upon his arrival in San Salvador. Violence by drug cartels has caused havoc in central and northern Europe.

In Mexico alone, some 37,000 people have been killed in events surrounding the war encarnecida keep drug cartels for control of the route of the drug to be sold in the U.S., the largest consumer of cocaine. But the cartels have been devoted not only to crimes such as drug trafficking, have also chosen other criminal ways to strengthen their power, such as extortion and abduction of thousands of migrants who use Central as a route on their way to America.

"Everyone remembers the drug trade from south to north and forget the brutal traffic in arms from north to south," Insulza said in remarks published on Friday by the Salvadoran newspaper 'Diario de Hoy. The OAS chief said that when talking about crime the continent's governments should not only refer to drug gangs, but also as 'maras' - that have succeeded in taking over some areas in countries like El Salvador - and whose origin stems from the appalling social and economic conditions experienced by Central American nations.

"The problem is that if the only solution is to improve the socioeconomic condition of the country, then we'll be waiting a long time and I think people have a little urgency to have better police officers, prosecutors and judges to have more independent and predictable and we have prisons where people do not go to a school of crime ", he said.

OTHER ITEMS Some countries will use this event to put on the table individual issues, while they are of regional interest. This is the case of Bolivia that hopes to enlist the support of most countries of the OAS in their struggle for an outlet to the Pacific Ocean, lost during a war with Chile in the late nineteenth century.

Representatives from 33 countries will hear on Tuesday the allegations of the demand that Bolivia intends to submit to international courts against Chile, said the Bolivian ambassador to the OAS, Diego Pari. Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca, make that day a review negotiations have been undertaken in recent years with Chile, who have broken with their relations since 1978, following the failure of negotiations on demand sea.

"We have a great receptivity in the countries and support as they have done in the past ten years and we believe that in this assembly we will have support for countries that have always been in favor of Bolivia," said Speaking to media pari Bolivians. Morales asked a few days ago his Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera, submit to the OAS a concrete proposal to start a negotiation process to end the maritime dispute that keep both neighboring countries for over a century.

The Indian president announced in late March that appear before international tribunals suit against Chile, in another attempt to recover the 400 kilometers of coastline and 120,000 square kilometers Bolivia lost the late nineteenth century during the War of the Pacific. The announcement caused discomfort in the Government of Pinera, who described as "unacceptable" these claims.

On the agenda released by the OAS intervention appears the representatives of Argentina, scheduled for Tuesday, to bring the historic conflict with Britain over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in 1982 after losing a war with the British troops which has led one of the hardest blows to the South American nation.

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