Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019. 2:21 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: On December 18, the Organization of American States (OAS) presented a resolution rejecting violence in Bolivia and calling for full respect of the rights of the indigenous peoples in the plurinational state of Bolivia.
The ‘Resolution Rejecting Violence in Bolivia and Calling for Full Respect of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Plurinational State of Bolivia’ was approved by 18 nations.
The nations that voted in favor were: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Uruguay and Panama.
Colombia, the United States, interim Government of Bolivia and representative of Venezuela voted against it.Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay abstained, and Haiti was absent.
The resolution expressed concern about the situation of human rights, including racist and discriminatory violence, expressed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in its preliminary observations of December 10, 2019, after its visit to Bolivia.
The nations resolved to
The resolution calls all political and civil actors in Bolivia to seek peace through a frank dialogue that promotes national democratic reconciliation.
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