Correspondent in Managua
The Sandinista parliamentarians of the Nicaraguan National Assembly yesterday asked Daniel Ortega to Denounce the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS), an action that Venezuela has already done before and that consists of the country leaving said body. Yesterday afternoon a resolution was approved in which, in addition, the Inter-American system is labeled as “interference” and “violating national sovereignty” due to its recent resolution that ignores the electoral results of November 7. Everything indicates that the Ortega regime prefers to leave on its own before being expelled.
“The OAS resolution, held from November 10 to 12, is disrespectful, illegitimate and absolutely ignorant of the principles that founded this international organization,” he said. Gustavo Porras placeholder image, Speaker of Parliament and sanctioned by the US Department of the Treasury.
The United States, and more recently the United Kingdom. The resolution also calls for a political setback, as it calls for all powers of the State to denounce the acts of the OAS and close ranks with Ortega, including the Army.
The proclamation was approved with 83 votes in favor and none against. The Sandinista Front maintains control of Parliament through an absolute majority. Through this instance, any law ordered from the Executive has been established.
«These types of measures (the denunciation of the OAS Charter) are the only measures that the dictatorship can adopt, bearing in mind that they are about to be suspended with the Democratic Charter. I don’t think this is a definitive exit measure, because they are not very effective in the long run. You cannot get out of the inter-American system that easy. Nicaragua can stop sending its ambassador if it wants, but the exit is a very long process », explained the political scientist Pedro Fonseca to ABC.
The answer comes a few days after a new resolution was approved in Guatemala that began the application of the Democratic Charter. At the end of the month, the agency will assess what new actions will be taken to pressure the Nicaraguan regime. The document entitled ‘The situation in Nicaragua’ concludes that “the democratic institutions in Nicaragua have been seriously undermined by the Government.” Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, stated during the sessions that the application of the Democratic Charter would be the next step to take. “The issue of the political crisis in Nicaragua is on the organization’s agenda,” he added in a conference prior to the installation of the 51st General Assembly in Guatemala.
The vote obtained 25 votes in favor and only one against —The one from Nicaragua. The surprise of the day was marked by Argentina, whose policy towards the regime changed after its favorable vote.
Argentina and Mexico move away from Ortega
Argentina and Mexico have left their ambiguities behind after the last session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). Both maintained abstentionism in past sessions that generated various criticisms. But this was broken on November 12, first with the vote in favor of Argentina and then with the call for consultation of the Mexican ambassador in Nicaragua, Gustavo Alonso Cabrera, at the request of the López Obrador government.
“Argentina reiterates its commitment to the defense of human rights, which for our country represents a superior and inalienable value”, said the Argentine Vice Chancellor Pablo Tettamanti during your speech. The diplomat also called for an “immediate collective evaluation” of the voting results. In this way, Argentina set a distance with Nicaragua and maintains that the solution to the country’s crisis has to go through a dialogue. “Argentina firmly believes that the best way to overcome our differences has been and will continue to be dialogue. Never sanctions or blockades, which in our hemisphere have only led to negative results, “he emphasized.
For its part, Mexico called its ambassador to consult in a diplomatic gesture that in some cases shows the deterioration in the relations of the two countries. Luz Elena Baños, Mexico’s ambassador to the OAS, told the news portal ‘Proceso’ that the decision was made due to the country’s concern about the November 7 electoral process.
In June, both countries tried create bridges with the regime to promote negotiation. Both Mexico and Argentina signed a joint statement in which they expressed their “concern” at the wave of arrests carried out by the leaders in order to silence opponents. The provisions did not go to the favor of the Ortega government, which ignored any call for dialogue and continued to jail dissidents.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism