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Nicaragua announced, on Friday, that it had “discontinued the association” with the Organization of American States, which it accused of operating in contravention of its principles.
Nicaragua’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dennis MoncadaHe said that his country is taking a “firm decision” to implement Article 143 of the Charter of the Organization of American States.
The action is called “denunciation” of the charter and takes Two yearsso that the country ask for it disengagefrom the living organism Permanently.
government decision Daniel Ortega It comes two weeks after the controversial presidential election in Nicaragua, in which the president was re-elected with 75% of the vote, with most of the opposition remaining in prison or exile.
A few days ago, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States approved a resolution condemning the elections, considering that “It was not free, fair or transparent And they have no democratic legitimacy.”
The Nicaraguan government rejects these accusations.
Foreign Minister Denis Moncada signed a letter delivered on Friday to the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro.
“I am writing to inform you formally of our firm decision to denounce the letter of the Organization of American States, in accordance with Article 143 which begins Nicaragua’s final withdrawal and resignation from this organization,” the document reads.
He also accused the OAS of failing to comply, irresponsible disregard, violating its charter of respect for the sovereign equality of nations, non-interference in internal affairs, and failure to impose unilateral, illegal and coercive measures.
governments Venezuela (who moderated his resignation from the Organization of American States in 2017) and Cuba (who was removed from the commission) supported Nicaragua’s decision.
“Nicaragua’s exit from the Organization of American States is legitimate and also necessary to defend its sovereignty and self-determination. The agency’s intrusive role showed its worst aspects in the blockade against Venezuela and the coup in Bolivia. Is it the end of the OAS? Yes, Venezuela’s representative, Freddy Nánez, said on his Twitter account.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stated: “We support Nicaragua’s decision to withdraw from the Organization of American States, which constitutes a resolute and dignified response to the maneuvers of the Secretary-General of that organization, in collusion with the United States, to try to interfere in decisions that concern the people of Nicaragua.”
On the other hand, the United States said it hopes Nicaragua will one day return to the “inter-American community” and to the Organization of American States, according to the White House’s President of Latin America and the Caribbean, Juan Gonzalez.
“We have seen the rapid decline of Nicaragua towards dictatorship. The elections were stolen, and there is no way to deny them,” Gonzalez told EFE news agency.
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