The Argentine government abstained from voting on a resolution of the Organization of American States calling for the release of political prisoners in Nicaragua

Government Argentine I know abstain from voting resolution Organization of American States (OAS) to insist on it Nicaragua who – which Release presidential candidates and political prisonersDemanding the start of electoral reforms and expressing their concern over the deteriorating conditions of political rights in the country.

Carlos RaimondiThe Argentine ambassador to the Organization of American States emphasized, “There are elections, in which some criteria are invoked that are certainly universal standards, and other criteria that each people builds from their sovereign laws, their traditions, their roots, their history and their culture.”

He added, “Further we can synchronize with some sections of the text, We do not consider it appropriate to attach this statement. We consider this to be inappropriate and inappropriate for reasons similar to those we issued in the joint statement with Mexico on June 15. Point”.

The solution Approved by 26 countries. Seven other countries, including Mexico, Guatemala and Argentina, abstained. Nicaragua did not vote.

The text also expressesgreat concern” Given the fact that the government Daniel Ortega He is “ignored” Attempts by the OAS Permanent Council to engage the Nicaraguan government in “free and fair elections” on November 7.

The President of Nicaragua who was questioned, Daniel Ortega, during a procedure. AFP photo.

For his part, the permanent representative of Uruguay to the organization, Washington Abdullah, highlighted the number of countries that spoke out against the “dictatorship of Ortega”.

The Uruguayan official also strongly criticized countries that – such as Argentina – did not support the resolution. “What do they want to understand? What evidence should be given to them to adhere to the logic that the vast majority of us who believe in democracy do to counter this kind of dictatorship? “

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Abdullah was confused and described him as “It hurts unfortunately” If the decision not to support the OAS decision was for ideological reasons only.

Finally, warn that Ortega will end “Immortality” in power, As in Cuba with the Castro regime that Díaz-Canel continues, or the Venezuela regime with Nicolas Maduro.

We do not understand the depth. “And some don’t just understand that, they get distracted,” the Uruguayan ambassador concluded.

The United States and other countries have said so November elections in Nicaragua ‘lost all credibility’‘, due to the exclusion of opposition parties from the electoral process and the imprisonment of many opposition leaders who wanted to contest the authority of President Daniel Ortega.

In the electoral game there are minority parties and an official coalition headed by the ruling Sandinista Front that controls the electoral court and all state power.

Last month, the European Union imposed sanctions on Nicaragua’s first lady, Vice President Rosario Murillo and seven other officials accused of violating human rights and undermining democracy. The United States also issued sanctions against officials and associates of Ortega.

The declaration also referred to the “deteriorating conditions of political and human rights” in the country. At the same time, he accuses the Nicaraguan government of “undermining the electoral process”.

Finally, they call on the authorities to respect the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter and international standards for “free, fair and transparent elections” under the supervision of the Organization of American States.

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