“Nicaragua is a dictatorship. It lacks any democratic mandate”.
it is called ricardo zinega, Principal Deputy Secretary of State, Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, United States Department of State, during a press conference in which he attended infobae on the November 7 election in Nicaragua and the approval of reincarnation law. He also provided an update on the United States’ participation before the OAS General Assembly on November 10-12.
‘No one is deceived by election spectacle’, says Ziniga. “With these results, Nicaragua has become a completely autocratic state”.
Daniel Ortega, in power since 2007, was re-elected on Sunday for a fourth consecutive term without facing obstacles along the way: Its main rivals are being held on charges of “undermining the sovereignty of the country”.
The US official said that less than 20% of the elections were held, and this is a clear sign that “the people of Nicaragua are deprived of free elections. They turned their backs on him and stayed at home.”
“Nicaragua wants a future that only democracy can give them,” he explained. “And in Nicaragua they live in a republic where fear reigns. Repressive actions against its own population intensified this year, during which The regime imprisoned opponents, sent hundreds of people into exile, and grossly violated human rights. “
“Nicaragua has gone from a fragile democracy to a completely autocratic rule with the November 7 election“he warned.
NS Organization of American States (OAS) Will inaugurate its 51st General Assembly on Wednesday. Controversial elections in Nicaragua will dominate the stage. Ziniga warned that the restoration of democracy in the country and the immediate and unconditional freedom of political prisoners would be discussed in depth. “It will be very important in the OAS that other countries recognize what is happening. It is not a question of ideology, but of whether to follow the laws of the land and the democratic basis of the states of America. “
“This is not a game of chess. You can’t play with people like they’re pieces. Condemned the official in the context of Daniel Ortega’s regime, which he compared Anastasio Somoza, being a guerrilla he fought for dictatorship: “It is paradoxical that Ortega-Murillo is setting up a dynastic dictatorship like the Somoza dictatorship, which was overthrown by the Sandinists 40 years ago.“
In form of Sanctions likely to increase against NicaraguaMILF Official assured that they would consider measures together with the European Union and Canada in the context of the Reneser law. Soon, the US President, Joe Biden, will sign legislation, by which his government commits to expanding sanctions on Nicaragua.
reincarnation law (Enforcing Compliance with Conditions for Electoral Reform in Nicaragua) Expands monitoring of loans to Nicaragua from international financial institutions. what’s more, Advocates for the imposition of selective sanctions on Nicaraguan officials and these should be coordinated with the Government of Canada and the European Union, in addition to requesting that Nicaragua’s continued participation in the Free Trade Agreement with Central America (CAFTA) be reviewed.
“Any setback in a democracy is an issue that affects all of us“Ziniga insisted.
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