The Foreign Minister of Chile and former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Antonia Urrejola, recalled, through her Twitter account, that this May 30 in Nicaragua is Mother’s Day, and recalled that on this date It commemorates the fourth anniversary of a great civic mobilization that was shot at by the Police and paramilitaries at the service of Daniel Ortega, and which ended with the murder of 19 Nicaraguans.
“Today is Mother’s Day in Nicaragua and the march that, in 2018, ended with at least 19 fatalities is commemorated,” published the head of diplomacy of the Gabriel Boric government.
He promises to deploy diplomatic efforts
From his position as a representative of the Chilean government’s foreign policy, Urrejola saluted the Mothers of April for their example and promised to continue “deploying diplomatic efforts for democracy and human rights.”
While she served as commissioner of the IACHR for Nicaragua, and later as president of the entity, Urrejola showed herself as one of the international defenders most committed to the investigation of the crimes perpetrated by the Daniel Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua.
With the rise to the government of Gabriel Boric in Chile, the appointment of Antonia Urrejola as foreign minister revived hope among the families of victims of the Sandinista repression. Urrejola promised from the beginning that her management would be committed to human rights and democracy, which must have cooled the aspirations of the Ortega dictatorship to resume contact with Chile once a young left-wing leader took office.
The IACHR managed to document the death of 327 Nicaraguans between April and July 2018, including those killed during the “cleaning operation” that the dictatorship promoted to lift the roadblocks. Later, the agency added 28 deaths that would have been executed for political reasons and in the context of the crisis that the country is experiencing, to total a list of 355 fatalities.