Latin America: A Chance to Create

LATIN AMERICA A Chance to Create The Organization of American States has long been a deeply troubled and largely ineffective body. At no time were its problems more visible than when the OAS's 22 member nations set out last November to pick a new secretary-general to replace Uruguay's retiring Jose A. Mora. What seemed like a simple task dragged on through three months of petty politicking, bickering and name-calling. Last week, the OAS finally settled on the man that it should have chosen in the first place: Ecuador's Galo Plaza Lasso, 62, one of Latin America's most skilled and experienced...

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