The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS) Last Updated: Feb 6, 2017 - 2:32:04 PM

OAS Secretary General Sends Condolences to Brazil over Nightclub Tragedy
Jan 29, 2013 - 5:54:34 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today sent "heartfelt condolences and deep affection" in his name and that of the organization to the government and people of Brazil over the tragedy that took place in a nightclub in Santa Maria, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

In a letter to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, the leader of the hemispheric organization wrote that "it is not easy to convey a feeling that brings consolation in the face of such a dramatic event like the one your country is experiencing today, but I would like to send you the strength of our solidarity," to help you "maintain the courage that we have seen as you accompany the families who have lost loved ones in their pain."

Secretary General Insulza asks President Rousseff to "convey our sincere concern and deepest sympathy to the parents, children and siblings who are suffering the pain of such irreparable losses, and our wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured."

The letter concludes by reiterating the "full readiness" of the organization "to cooperate with any effort that your government considers appropriate."

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Organization of American States (OAS)
Latest Headlines
Message from OAS Secretary General on World Refugee Day
OAS Secretary General Condemns Antisemitic Attack in Rosario, Argentina
ViaSat and the OAS join efforts to reduce the digital divide in the Americas
OAS to Provide Training to University of Sao Paulo on Electoral Observation
OAS to Advise Paraguay on Electoral Matters