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By Peter McKenna

This ebook lines the constructing dating among Canada and the oas (Organization of yank States) and the pau (Pan American Union) earlier than Canada's accession to complete club within the former association in 1989.

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Put another way, the OAS would practice non-intervention only toward those member states which firmly adhered to the principle of non-intervention themselves. In its formative years, as these cases clearly illustrate, the OAS was able to live up to its expectations. It was able not only to fulfil its obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the OAS Charter, but also to promote the principles and objectives of that document as well. From an institutional standpoint, it showed that it had in place the requisite machinery to deal with one of the hemisphere s most PETER M C K E N N A 47 explosive type of situation—namely, the outbreak of hostilities.

In its report, the committee backed the Costa Rican allegation that the aggressor forces had indeed come south across the Nicaraguan-Costa Rican border. Consequently, the council met on 16 January to consider an appeal from the Costa Rican government for military assistance. Consistent with past OAS efforts at conflict resolution, there was a great reluctance on the part of a number of member governments to provide military support. However, heavy pressure from the Investigating Committee,28 and the White House, resulted in an OAS consensus to assist Costa Rica.

63 By bringing the case before the OAS, at least according to Inis L.

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