MADRID (.).- Nicaragua has officially left the Organization of American States (OAS) as of this Sunday, after two years have passed since the Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, by order of the president, Daniel Ortega , will begin the process of leaving the regional forum.
Then, the head of diplomacy of the Central American country alleged “continuous signs of interference” by the OAS in the country’s internal affairs. “Nicaragua defends the independence, sovereignty and self-determination of the people, in respect of its internal legal system and global rulings,” declared Moncada.
After the National Assembly denounced the OAS Charter, the Foreign Minister indicated that the “people and Government of Nicaragua renounce being part of this captive organization of Washington.”
“In the face of the violating actions of the OAS and the United States, we express our resignation from that organization, instrumentalized under the interests of the northern country,” he stated.
“AVAILABLE AND APPROPRIATE TOOLS”
The United States Government has noted that the decision by Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo “to further isolate Nicaragua from the international community demonstrates desperation to prevent any efforts by the OAS and like-minded partners to hold them accountable for atrocious abuses against Human Rights”.
Thus, the US State Department reported in a statement that it “continues to review all available and appropriate tools to hold them accountable” for their actions. “Their abuses include unjustly detaining, condemning and mistreating political prisoners, including Bishop Rolando Álvarez; attacking independent journalists; and forcing hundreds of civil society organizations and educational institutions to close or transfer their operations to the State,” reads the statement. missive.
Washington denounced that Managua’s actions “are an affront to the Western Hemisphere’s commitment to democracy,” which is why it has renewed its call on the Nicaraguan authorities to comply with their obligations and recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Finally, he recalled that the OAS “acts as the most important multilateral organization in the Western Hemisphere and has a long history of supporting the democratic advancement of all the nations of the Americas.”