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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 0:02:35 to 0:06:00
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:02:28 to 0:02:48( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: . the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you so much. i thank the gentleman from illinois for his time. recommit would reduce the united states contributions to the organization of american states by million and instead direct that funding to n.e.d., the national endowment for

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:02:35 to 0:06:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:02:49 to 0:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: democracy, for democracy omotion programs. recent events call into question the commitment of the o.a.s. to its historic values of democracy in human ri the o.a.s. in cuba, in spite of hundreds of political prisoners languishing in jail, having commit nod crime but speaking on behalf of freedom, in spite of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:03:10 to 0:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: there being no elections in spite of there being only one political party allowed to operate in cuba, the communist party, in spite of no labor unions allowed to operate, no human rights expected, what did the o.a.s. do? it passed the resolution lifting the 1962 suspension of cuba from the o.a.s. regarding the events in honduras --

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:03:31 to 0:03:53( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the speaker pro tempore:f the gentlewoman will suspend. the gentlewoman from florida deserves to be heard. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. regarding the events in honduras, the o.a.s. ignored president zelaya's ongoing constitutional violations and remained silent when the honduran supreme court acted, when the attorney general

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:03:54 to 0:04:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: decided, when the human rights decided when the national congress voted, all declaring his referendum illegal. the united states is footing 60% of the entire budget bill for the o.a.s. while that organization pursues an agenda of appeasement toward repressive governments in the hemisphere.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:04:15 to 0:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the hard-earned dollars of your constituents go to fund this sham. there are clearly much better uses of u.s. taxpayer funds in ordeto advance an agenda of freedom and democracy. the national endowment for democracy has a long record of fighting for fundamental freedoms, for democracies around the world. the $50 million will be better

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:04:37 to 0:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: spent by n.e.d. to support dissidents and those struggling to advance freedom in the countries of the americas. a few examples of the o.a.s. actions, i wish i had more time, but in february following the attack of a prominent synagogue in venezuela which highlighted the growing anti-is he metic campaign facilitated and

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:04:58 to 0:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: tolerated by the chavez regime, the then u.s. ambassador of the o.a.s. called for a condemn nation. what did the o.a. do? na drving a. they he did nothing. and the secretary general expressed confidence in the system of chavez and their investigation of the incident. what about nicaragua? in november of 2008 during their

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:05:19 to 0:05:39( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: municipal elections, the o.a.s. again did nada, nothing, about reports that thousand of supporters wielding home made rocket launchers continued to arrive from all over the country gathering outside the supreme electoral council's building to demand a final verdict on the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:05:40 to 0:06:00( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: elections. the o.a.s. also did nada, nothing, about the destruction of three he opposition radio stations in the city of leone during these municipal elections. u.s. taxpayer funds are better spent supporting the work of the bipartisan national endowment for democracy to hp strengthen

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