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OAS to Host Conference on “The New Cuban Constitution and the Inter-American Democratic Charter”

  February 7, 2019

The Organization of American States (OAS) will host a conference on “the New Cuban Constitution and the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” on Tuesday, February 12 at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT), at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC.

The conference will include the participation of:

• The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro
• The Director of the Center for Legal Information, Cubalex, Laritza Diversent
• The Executive Director of Transparencia Electoral América Latina, Leandro Querido
• The former President of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Jaime Aparicio
• The promoter of the Cuba Decide campaign, Rosa María Payá, as moderator.

The event will center on a dialogue on the referendum to be held on February 24 in Cuba to approve a new constitution, and will seek to answer the question “Does this constitution contain the essential elements of democracy outlined in the Democratic Charter?”

The meeting will be broadcast live - with interpretation in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese- on the OAS Website and the OAS Facebook page

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org)

WHAT: OAS Hosts Conference on “The new Cuban Constitution and the Inter-American Democratic Charter”

WHEN: Tuesday, February 12 at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-018/19