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August 15, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Organization of American States, quietly backed by the United States, is offering to ease, if not to lift the international embargo against Haiti's renegade regime without assurances that the nation's ousted president will be restored to office, diplomatic and Haitian officials say. The OAS plan to modify the embargo will be outlined next week when Joao Baena Soares, the agency's secretary general, and U.N. officials arrive here for talks to end the crisis that erupted after the Sept.
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August 15, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Organization of American States, quietly backed by the United States, is offering to ease, if not to lift the international embargo against Haiti's renegade regime without assurances that the nation's ousted president will be restored to office, diplomatic and Haitian officials say. The OAS plan to modify the embargo will be outlined next week when Joao Baena Soares, the agency's secretary general, and U.N. officials arrive here for talks to end the crisis that erupted after the Sept.
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February 25, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Jimmy Carter was president, Sandinista guerrillas overthrew a U.S.-backed dictator and ended more than a century of strong American influence in Nicaragua. Today, after nearly a decade of hostilities with Washington, the Sandinistas have invited Carter here as one of the chief judges of an election that they hope will heal the wounds of another guerrilla war and end the hostilities.
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February 25, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Jimmy Carter was president, Sandinista guerrillas overthrew a U.S.-backed dictator and ended more than a century of strong American influence in Nicaragua. Today, after nearly a decade of hostilities with Washington, the Sandinistas have invited Carter here as one of the chief judges of an election that they hope will heal the wounds of another guerrilla war and end the hostilities.
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November 25, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
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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.
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January 19, 1992 | Reuters
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.
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March 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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May 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
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March 8, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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August 19, 1989 | From Reuters
A political leader of the U.S.-backed Contras announced he will return to Nicaragua in the next few days, the official Sandinista newspaper Barricada said Friday. Roberto Ferrey made the announcement in letters to Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo and to the secretary general of the Organization of American States, Joao Baena Soares, it said. General elections are scheduled in Nicaragua on Feb. 25, 1990.
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