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  • The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro.

    The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro. | Photo: EFE

Published 18 February 2020

Almagro traveled to Panama to receive an award from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The presence of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, in Panama, unleashed a wave of protests in country's social movements on Tuesday.

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Almagro, who traveled to Panama at the invitation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to receive an award for his "valuable contributions" to democracy in Latin America, was received by the Social Movements in Panama City with banners and flags supporting Latin American unity, according to Hugo Vera, Telesur correspondent in the country.

"Panamanians demonstrate against the presence of the Secretary General of the @OAS_official Luis Almagro"
 

Through his Twitter account, Vera said that Almagro is responsible for bringing about destabilization in countries such as Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras and more recently in Bolivia, and is therefore considered a promoter of coups d'état in the region.

"Panamanians demonstrate against the presence of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, who was invited by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry."
 

The Chamber, an organization that groups Panamanian businessmen, demonstrates a profound ignorance by awarding a distinction to Almagro, who has led a "crusade" against Venezuela since 2015 using his position as OAS secretary general, said the Transforming Action Movement.

On more than one occasion, the leader of the Organization has supported the hostile policy of the United States in its attempt to "get out" of the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro, through destabilization and the invocation of military intervention.

During his stay in Panama, Almagro gave a symposium entitled The New Challenges of Social Peace and Democracy in Latin America, an intervention organized by the business community.

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