Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Video: An Interview with Santiago Canton

Under attack from the Ecuadorian government—among others—and facing the delicate challenge of balancing private-sector media pluralism with avoiding state intervention, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression faces a crucial moment in its short existence.   Created in 1998, the IACHR’s Special Rapporteur has written the hemispheric Principles of Freedom … Read more AQ Video: An Interview with Santiago Canton


Is the OAS Irrelevant?

Within hours of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), meeting in Lima, adopted by acclamation the Inter-American Democratic Charter—a bold manifesto that inched past the jealously guarded concept of national sovereignty to declare with unprecedented clarity that all people in the region have the … Read more Is the OAS Irrelevant?

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