According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Organization of American States is often abbreviated as OAS.
Bankruptcy of Pan-Americanism
The end of the so-called Cold War and the disintegration of the USSR changed world geopolitics and the OAS, demanded by the United States, tried to rearrange itself with the aim of being more faithful to the oligarchies, so it began in 1991 to promote the precepts of bourgeois representative democracy and neoliberalism. Under these flags were born the Summits of the Americas, at the initiative of the United States, which granted renewed mandates to the organization.
At this time, the creation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter in 1992 stands out, which brought the imposition of unipolarism to the region at a treaty level, that is, the OAS did not change its face, so much so that in the face of the military coup in Haiti, which deposed the president Jean Bertrand Aristide, exhibited the same degree of incapacity and putrefaction. He delegated the issue to the UN Security Council, which approved a US-led multinational military force.
Disreputed and devalued, in the midst of the decline of the empire, it found its salvation in an initiative of President William Clinton, who in 1994 proposed the summit meetings with all the Heads of State and Government of the hemisphere, whose organization, leadership and monitoring entrusted to the Organization of American States, in order to rescue her from the innocence in which she had fallen.
After the IV Summit of the Americas (Mar del Plata -2004), where the Free Trade Area for the Americas, FTAA, was buried, the OAS received another slap in the face that would add to its nefarious legacy. Then, his silence on the Colombian incursion into Ecuador of the March 1st of 2008, also shook and as so often, the government Yankee upheld the fact, while the Rio Group responded by impoverished old lady, leaving her forever without voice.
During the V Summit, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, last April, the OAS also failed to measure up to the circumstances that led to the massacre of peasants in Pando, Bolivia, in September 2008. It was the young UNASUR, the new vigorous voice that vindicated the rights of the always ignored. Once again the one that the acute “Chancellor of Dignity”, Raúl Roa García, described as the “Ministry of Colonies” of the United States was silent.
Already in the XXI century, no one has any doubts about the irrelevance, obsolescence and discredit of an organization that has been an accomplice of the main State crimes that occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean in the second half of the 20th century. Despite the fact that the United States sometimes relegated it, it never discarded it. It needs it alive to influence and divide the region and stop the consecration of its only, inevitable and true historical destiny: the integration of its peoples from Marti and Bolivar.
Cuban Revolution and the OAS
On March 18, 1959, just two and a half months after the popular victory of January 1, the new Cuban ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Raúl Roa García, set out the position that he was going to define on the matter. forward the relationship between the triumphant Revolution and the hemispheric organism:
In long years the genuine voice of Cuba had not stood up and listened to in the Council of the OAS. (…) It is not idle to remember it for what it has of historical novelty and of obvious encouragement to the still oppressed peoples. The overthrow of a tyranny through armed action is not an unusual event in America; it is, however, the one that brought down Fulgencio Batista’s in Cuba.
This Cuban position was based on the knowledge of its revolutionary leadership about the already brief and sad history of the OAS, at the service of the United States, which since January 1959 had designed a plan to use the organization against the Revolution and the village. Until that moment, no multilateral or regional mechanism had infringed or tried to inflict more harm on a country than that of the OAS on Cuba.
On July 30, the Cuban delegation attending the OAS Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Santiago, Chile, withdrew as a sign of protest that their proposal to include the issue of economic underdevelopment on the meeting’s agenda was not approved.
The so-called Cuban question occupied a priority place on the OAS agenda and, in accordance with the interests of the United States, began to lay the foundations for the political-diplomatic isolation of Cuba and the activation of the TIAR (Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance), to try to legitimize a direct military aggression against Cuba.
In August 1959, the governments of Brazil, Chile, the United States, and Peru requested the convening of a consultation meeting of foreign ministers to address the situation in the Caribbean. The Revolution had promulgated the First Agrarian Reform Law, eliminating the large estates, including those of United Fruit, in which the brothers Allan Dulles (US Secretary of State) and Foster Dulles (head of the United States) had economic interests. of the CIA).
The V Meeting of Consultation, in Santiago de Chile, did not adopt any document condemning the country, but created the “conceptual framework” that would serve the purposes of the Yankee policy against the nation; established the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Inter-American Peace Commission received new powers, which was part of the strategy to create or improve tools that would be key in the application of Yankee directives against Cuba within the OAS.
The meetings followed one after another and Raúl Roa García, forewarned of the objectives of these meetings on the Caribbean, declared, first in Washington:
“The Government of Cuba is convinced that all these accusations are intended to create a hostile international environment for Cuba, and to organize in Cuba an international conspiracy of an interventionist type, for the purpose of interfering, hindering or spoiling the development of the Cuban Revolution.”.
Then, in San José (Costa Rica) he finished off his words with a revealing accusation: “If justice is involved, Trujillo and the United States government should be punished jointly.”