The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today received the former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the two discussed the crisis in Paraguay, the drug problem in the region and the world, and the general political situation in the Americas.
The Secretary General talked with the former Brazilian President about the unfolding of political events in Paraguay and detailed some aspects of his visit last week to the South American country, following the crisis caused by the removal of President Fernando Lugo and the designation as President of his until-then Vice President, Federico Franco.
The head of the OAS and the former Brazilian leader also discussed the drug situation in the Americas and the world, and in particular the report that the OAS will present on the subject in early 2013, to fulfill the mandate received at the Sixth Summit of the Americas, held in Cartagena de Indias in April. There, the presidents of the region agreed that the hemispheric organization should develop a report analyzing the current situation in the hemisphere regarding the fight against drugs, and explore new approaches.
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