Nicaragua opposition says open to resuming talks on standoff

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's political opposition says it is willing to resume dialogue with President Daniel Ortega's government over resolving the country's political standoff. ...

OAS task force: Venezuelan migrants need refugee status

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A team of specialists working for the Organization of American States is urging regional leaders to grant refugee status to a growing flood of migrants fleeing Venezuela. ...

Guatemala to review vote amid complaints of inconsistencies

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal says it will conduct a review of Sunday's elections amid complaints of possible inconsistencies in the results. Tribunal ...

OAS calls on Nicaragua to release all government opponents

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Organization of American States is urging Nicaragua to release all imprisoned government opponents, cancel the legal cases against them and restore fundamental rights. ...

AP Explains: Leaks challenge 'Car Wash' probe

A new report has questioned the impartiality of the judge at the heart of a Brazilian anti-corruption drive that has put dozens of top politicians and businessmen behind bars, in Brazil and abroad. Th...

OAS offers Canada a panel of experts to probe genocide

TORONTO (AP) — The secretary general of the Organization of American States says he would like to create a panel of experts to investigate the disappearances and deaths of indigenous women in Canada. ...

OAS calls Nicaragua to release jailed protesters by June 18

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States is calling on Nicaragua to unconditionally release all prisoners related to anti-government protests that started last year. Twe...

Rights group alarmed by ouster of Bolivian judges

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A prominent human rights group says Bolivia has undermined judicial independence by arbitrarily dismissing nearly 100 judges since 2017 and it's asking the Organization of Ameri...

Venezuelan government denounces regional OAS forum

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has staged a rally to celebrate its split with a key regional forum, the Organization of American States. ...

Venezuelan opposition envoy addresses OAS

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Venezuelan opposition envoy has addressed the Organization of the American States from the South American country's seat, the first time it has happened in two decades. ...

OAS recognizes opposition envoy as Venezuelan ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States is recognizing a Venezuelan opposition envoy as his nation's representative to the regional group until new elections are held in the South Americ...

Taiwan to provide US$500,000 in humanitarian aid to Venezuela

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the United States Stanley Kao (高碩泰) said the Taiwan government will provide humanitarian assistance worth US$500,000 to Venezuela during an interna...

OAS invokes Inter-American Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to "foster the restoration o...

OAS head seeks activation of democratic charter on Nicaragua

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica says it has received a request from the head of the Organization of American States to activate a process of invoking the Inter-American Democratic Charter again...

Honduran prosecutors target lawmakers in corruption case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduran prosecutors have presented a case to the country's supreme court accusing current and former public officials of diverting public funds into their own pockets. ...