The Foreign Minister of Canada, Melanie Joly, condemned the human rights crisis that the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo has imposed in Nicaragua and demanded that the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to “act” against the dictatorships of Nicaragua and Venezuela. The Canadian diplomat’s statements were made during the 52nd General Assembly of the OAS that takes place in Lima, Peru.
“As a democracy, I cannot fail to underline that true democracy requires the full and significant participation of all people, without any form of discrimination, that is why we have a collective duty to act when States like Nicaragua and Venezuela break the promises they made to it. to its citizens and to the key values of our region”, stressed Joly during his speech at the continental event.
The senior Canadian official assured that the dictator Daniel Ortega “has to be responsible for his actions” that have pushed the Nicaraguan population to leave the Central American country and triggered “a regional migration crisis.”
The Canadian representative criticized the fact that the Ortega regime has abandoned the OAS in the way it did. “Instead of keeping his promises, Ortega decided to withdraw from the OAS. Even outside our institution, we must continue to denounce his actions because it is not possible for them to go unpunished,” she pointed out.
The situation in Nicaragua is one of the central issues that the foreign ministers of 33 countries will address in the most important political event in the Americas. The delegates have prepared the draft resolution “The political and human rights crisis in Nicaragua”, where they express their “deep concern” about the serious situation in the Central American country that is subjugated with an iron fist by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo .
The resolution will be item number 20 on the agenda of the General Assembly that will bring together 33 foreign ministers from the Americas. In the seven-point document, the member states of the region are urged to implement a “strategy” on the factors that contribute to the displacement of Nicaraguans and their need for protection, including the granting of asylum and other protection measures. , all based on a comprehensive approach to human rights and gender. It also demands the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.