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Latin Nations Resist Plan for Monitor of Democracy

The major nations of Latin America have told the United States that they cannot support an American plan to establish a permanent committee of the Organization of American States that would monitor the exercise of democracy in the hemisphere, Latin American diplomats said Sunday. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who arrived here on Sunday afternoon to serve as chairwoman of an O.A.S. meeting where the American plan is on the agenda, expressed frustration with their view, saying, “We have to have a discussion of how the organization can be effective if it does not have a mechanism that can help at times of crisis.” Full Story

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