Latin America and the Caribbean

OAS Mediates in Belize-Guatemala Border Dispute

I. Introduction: 
 
On November 8, 2000, the heads of the delegations of Belize and Guatemala signed an agreement to adopt a comprehensive set of "confidence-building measures to avoid incidents between the two countries", according to the press release E-195/00 issued by the Permanent Council of the Organization of the American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. This agreement was described by the Secretary-General of the OAS, Cesar Gaviria, as a milestone. 
 
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Volume: 
5
Issue: 
20
Author: 
Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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OAS Mediates in Belize-Guatemala Border Dispute

I. Introduction: 
 
On November 8, 2000, the heads of the delegations of Belize and Guatemala signed an agreement to adopt a comprehensive set of "confidence-building measures to avoid incidents between the two countries", according to the press release E-195/00 issued by the Permanent Council of the Organization of the American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. This agreement was described by the Secretary-General of the OAS, Cesar Gaviria, as a milestone. 
 
Topic: 
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
20
Author: 
Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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Pinochet Arrest in Chile

According to news reports, General Augusto Pinochet has been indicted in Chile on kidnapping charges arising out of the disappearance of 19 political opponents in the first months of his rule in Chile, which began in 1973.  In August 2000, the Chilean Supreme Court had removed his immunity from prosecution under Chilean law.
 
Topic: 
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
19
Author: 
Frederic L. Kirgis
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WTO Appellate Body Rules on Dominican Republic Cigarette Imports

In early April 2005, the WTO Appellate Body (AB) issued a ruling in an appeal of a case brought by Honduras against measures taken by the Dominican Republic in connection with the importation and internal sale of cigarettes.[1] One of the measures was a requirement that a tax stamp be affixed to all cigarettes.
 
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Volume: 
9
Issue: 
16
Author: 
Eliza Patterson
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Senate in the Dominican Republic Unanimously Passes Bill For Migrants’ Children (May 22, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On May 22, 2014, the Senate in the Dominican Republic unanimously passed a bill granting citizenship to Dominican-born children of immigrants.

IACHR Welcomes Recent Developments by Member States to Protect and Promote Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Persons (May 20, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On May 20, 2014, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomed the efforts of the Organization of American States Member States in the past six months aimed at protecting and promo

IACHR Welcomes Military Justice Reforms in Mexico (May 9, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On May 9, 2014, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomed reforms to the Mexican Code of Military Justice that restrict the scope of military jurisdiction over human rights cas

Caribbean Court of Justice Declares Guyana Customs Act Invalid (May 8, 2014)

Author: 
Emily MacKenzie

On May 8, 2014, the Caribbean Court of Justice (the Court) delivered its