Inaugural Lecture: The OAS and the Crisis in Venezuela

Luis Almagro


Special Lecture to mark the inauguration

of our academic year at the Latin American Centre


Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo, Director of the Latin America Centre

Speaker: Luis Amalgro, Secretary General, Organisation of American States

Luis Almagro is the 10th Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).  A Uruguayan lawyer, diplomat, and politician, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2010 and 2015, during the Presidency of José "Pepe" Mujica.  Almagro studied at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, where he earned his law degree. During his 20 year career with the Uruguayan foreign ministry, Almagro represented Uruguay in the Islamic Republic of Iran (1991 – 1996), at UNESCO (1998), in Germany (1998-2003), as well as serving as Ambassador to China (2007-2010). He is fluent in Spanish, English, and French.  In the 2014 general election, Almagro was elected to the Senate of Uruguay. He later resigned to take the position of OAS Secretary General.