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Call to Create OAS Inter-American Commission against Transnational Organized Crime

Call to Create OAS Inter-American Commission against Transnational Organized Crime - OAS Press Release.

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today reiterated his call to the Hemisphere to move towards the creation within the institution of an entity to coordinate the fight against transnational crime, during the inauguration in Medellin, Colombia, of the IV Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas, in which he participated along with the Minister of Defense of Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzón, and the Director General of the South American country’s Police, General Rodolfo Palomino.

In his speech, the OAS Secretary General called upon member states to follow the mandate of the Summits of the Americas, reflected again in the “Pledge of Chapultepec,” (Spanish version) which recommended the establishment of an Inter-American Commission against Transnational Organized Crime, headquartered at the OAS. The goal of this entity, he added, must be “to be responsible for the ongoing coordination of Inter-American cooperation in this field and, at the same time, to serve as a complement to an agency coordinating operations in the field of intelligence and prosecutions.” …

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