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  1. Organization of American States, OAS(noun)

    an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation

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  1. Organization of American States

    The Organization of American States, or the OAS, is a continental organization founded on 30 April 1948 for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, the OAS's members are the 35 independent states of the Americas. Since 26 May 2005, the Secretary General of OAS has been José Miguel Insulza.

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