The head of the OAS also highlighted the labor of Commander Ricardo Izurieta, first Chief of the Army designated by a democratic government.
Participants described culture as “an essential component of development that favors social inclusion and the fight against poverty.”
The OAS leader sent condolences to the family, the Government and Peruvian people.
Ambassador Bocchit Edmond said Haiti “will always be a friend to the OAS,” and ratified the commitment of his country to the Organization.
The Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, designated the former President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom, to head the Mission.
The document will permit the implementation of a project to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.
The OAS leader is in Bogotá attending the Inauguration ceremony of the Head of State, Juan Manuel Santos.
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