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OAS Secretary General Laments Passing of Former Chilean General

  August 17, 2014

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his deep grief over the passing of former General Ricardo Izurieta Caffarena, "first Commander in Chief of the Chilean Army assigned by a democratic government, with whom I had the opportunity to work during difficult times", he said.

Insulza recalled that "in an unexpected situation, which threatened the normal development of the democratic transition, the General Izurieta acted in favor of institutionality and in accordance with the policies set by the government of President Eduardo Frei."

With his position, former Commander "contributed significantly to the solution of the crisis”, said the highest representative of the OAS.

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Reference: E-339/14