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OAS Secretary General Sends His Condolences to Brazil after Flood

  June 23, 2010

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today sent his condolences to and expressed his solidarity with Brazil because of the victims of the torrential rains that have fallen in recent days in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco. There has been a high number of confirmed deaths and hundreds of people missing, as well as tens of thousands left without homes or personal belongings, according to Brazil’s Civil Defense Secretary.

“Once again, unfortunately, nature’s fury has turned against our continent, and this time the suffering has reached the villages in Northeast Brazil in the form of devastating storms and floods that have caused death and destruction. In the name of all of us at the OAS, we send our condolences to the families of the victims and my solidarity with those affected,” the OAS Secretary General said.

Insulza also expressed his conviction that “since there have been times when other countries in the region have suffered similar tragedies, the brother states of the continent will come together to offer help should the Brazilian government need it." From the OAS, he added, “we are ready and prepared to provide whatever kind of assistance is required."

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Reference: E-252/10