Organization of American States

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Organization of American States

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association consisting of the US and other republics in the W hemisphere, founded at Bogotá in 1948 to promote military, economic, social, and cultural cooperation among the member states. Abbreviation: OAS See also Pan American Union
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Noun1.Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Antigua and Barbuda - a country in the northern Leeward Islands
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Costa Rica, Republic of Costa Rica - a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
Honduras, Republic of Honduras - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
El Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
Panama, Republic of Panama - a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Cuba, Republic of Cuba - a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
Haiti, Republic of Haiti - a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere
Dominican Republic - a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
Jamaica - a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
Barbados - easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominica - a country on the island of Dominica
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas - island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
Bolivia, Republic of Bolivia - a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Grenada - an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
Paraguay, Republic of Paraguay - a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis - a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
Saint Lucia, St. Lucia - a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana, Republic of Suriname, Surinam, Suriname - a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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Indeed, Alvarez and Barbosa made a more concrete contribution, since they participated actively in the Pan-American conferences, also assuming, in the case of Barbosa, a leading role in the context of important international conferences, such as the Second Hague Peace Conference, as well as contributing to the foundation of Pan-American legal organizations, such as the AIIL, and explicitly supporting the institutionalization and consolidation of a U.S.-led Inter-American System.
The two approaches and traditions of Latin American legal thought that have been explored throughout this article confronted each other at the Sixth Pan-American Conference held in Havana in 1928.
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