April 24, 2019

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The NYU Brademas Center and NYU Washington, DC co-hosted a discussion with Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro. This conversation focused on the essential role of the international community in helping to strengthen democracy in the Americas.  The discussion also covered the outlook on crucial issues that are directly affecting the hemisphere such as the state of affairs in Cuba, the political crisis in Venezuela and Nicaragua, among others. Geovanny Vicente Romero, Founder, Dominican Republic Center of Public Policy, Leadership and Development (CPDL-RD) and writer for CNN, moderated the conversation.

Luis Almagro, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015, has served as Secretary General of the Organization of American States since May 2015. 

As Foreign Minister for President José Mujíca, he defined several emblematic initiatives that put the small South American country on the global map, from receiving former prisoners from Guantanamo, to welcoming dozens of Syrian families who had been victims of the country´s conflict, to building support in the United Nations so that, beginning in 2016, Uruguay became part of the Security Council.

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Organization of American States Luis Almagro

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