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The US wants Luis Almagro to be investigated by a company outside the OAS

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Uruguay is another of the countries that is in favor of the investigation through an external company, as recommended by the OAS inspector general when he stated that “it would be better for the interests of the organization that an external company carry out the investigation “.

However, countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Belize and Saint Lucia they prioritized saving on expenses and that the agency itself take care of the situation.

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The matter is expected to be resolved this Wednesday during a meeting of the Permanent Council, in which different nations will present resolutions to choose the way in which it is investigated to Almagro for his relationship with another person on the staff.

Almagro’s relationship with an employee

The woman in question assures in some of her internet profiles that she worked as an “advisor” to Almagro. The internal regulations of the OAS stipulates that those who have an intimate relationship with another staff member or service provider “shall disqualify themselves from supervising or evaluating that person” and they may not “participate in any process in which an administrative decision is made or examined that affects the interests of that person.”

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In October, during the OAS General Assembly in Lima, Almagro He assured that he had not contravened the agency’s regulations and stated that he was never “supervisor of any person” with whom “he had a relationship.”

The controversy surrounding her relationship with another OAS employee broke out shortly after the Assembly of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) decided in September by a majority to remove its president, Mauricio Claver-Carone, for having an affair with a subordinate, something he denies.

Source: Ambito

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