November 25, 1987 |
The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Joao Baena Soares, was hospitalized Tuesday with what was described as a heart problem. OAS spokesman Edgardo Costa said that Baena Soares, a 56-year-old Brazilian diplomat, was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital.
May 20, 1988
Washington announced approval of a $10-million grant to support a commission created to monitor a cease-fire accord between Nicaragua's Sandinista regime and the U.S.-backed Contras. The funds will support the work of Secretary General Joao Baena Soares of the Organization of American States and Nicaraguan Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, who head the Verification Commission.
January 19, 1992 |
Prospects of a quick solution to Haiti's crisis faded Saturday when the post-coup rulers boycotted talks with exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and he insisted on the removal of the "criminal" who ousted him. "A golden opportunity has been lost," Joao Baena Soares, secretary general of the Organization of American States, said after the talks with Aristide, ousted in a coup and forced into exile Sept. 30.
March 28, 1994 |
Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, who had the support of the United States and other large countries in the region, was elected as head of the 34-member Organization of American States. Gaviria, who will take office in August, defeated Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bernd Niehaus Quesada on a 20-14 vote. Gaviria will succeed Joao Baena Soares of Brazil.
May 23, 1989 |
The head of the Organization of American States arrived in Panama today to face a hostile government, but opponents of military leader Manuel Antonio Noriega voiced hope the OAS could help resolve the crisis. OAS Secretary General Joao Baena Soares said on his arrival at Panama's international airport that his delegation will meet with government and opposition leaders to seek a solution to the crisis over Noriega's annulment of May 7 general elections which the opposition claimed to have won. He said they will report back to the OAS in Washington on June 6.
March 8, 1988 |
Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo and Joao Baena Soares, the secretary general of the Organization of American States, have accepted invitations to be witnesses at talks between the government and the Contras, the official Voice of Nicaragua radio station said Monday. The agreement appeared to ease the way for truce negotiations starting Wednesday in Sapoa, on the border with Costa Rica. President Daniel Ortega last week said Obando was no longer needed as a mediator in talks with the U.S.