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June 8 Fort Lauderdale USA: Attorney at law and former Independent Senator Clare Roberts of Antigua and Barbuda was overwhelmingly re-elected to the Presidency of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Speaking from Fort Lauderdale, Head of the Antigua and Barbuda delegation to the 35th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly, Senator Dr. Edmond Mansoor says that Roberts received the support of thirty two of the thirty four member states of the OAS, defeating the candidates from Uruguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Colombia.

The two other vacancies on the Commission are being filled by the United States' Paolo Carozza (who received twenty four votes) and Argentina's Victor Abramovich Cosarin (who received twenty two votes).

In other news from the OAS General Assembly, the CARICOM candidate for the position of Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Ambassador Albert Ramdin of Suriname was elected, defeating the only other candidate, Ernesto Leal Sanchez of Nicaragua.

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