The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) closely monitors the political and social situation in Haiti and extends its condolences to the families and close friends of the victims, as well as its solidarity and wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims. injured.
The OAS General Secretariat reaffirms the right of social manifestation, free association and freedom of expression, while rejecting acts of violence on the sidelines of citizen demonstrations.
The Right to Demonstrate and free association play a positive role in the solidity of democratic progress achieved with so much effort and ensure that citizens' demands can be heard. However, there is no place for the use of violence for political purposes.
The OAS General Secretariat understands the need to preserve the democratic gains of the country and encourages the authorities to an inclusive dialogue for governance focused on strengthening institutions and exercising democracy to ensure greater social peace and inclusive growth.
Similarly, the OAS General Secretariat reaffirms its commitment to cooperate with Haiti in its institutional and democratic reinforcement