The vice president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, reiterated her refusal to receive Hugo Rodriguez as the possible replacement for the current United States ambassador in Managua, Kevin Sullivan, whom he calls “interfering and disrespectful.”
In her speech at noon on August 30, the spokeswoman for the Ortega regime mocked the firm decision of the Joe Biden government to appoint the diplomat, assuring that “it does not fit here.”
“We are seeing the news about the unusual postulation maintained by the imperialists (United States) of the land of the disrespectful, interfering, undiplomatic gentleman Hugo Rodríguez.”
“Incredibly postulated despite the dignified and sovereign rejection of the Government of Nicaragua that does not accept him as an ambassador, as a diplomat or as an official with those interventionist speeches about our Nicaragua,” the vice-president expressed in a mocking tone.
In addition, he highlighted the statement he made through the Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which he rejects Rodríguez.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of Nicaragua reiterates to the government of the United States the communication made on July 28, 2022, of rejection and non-acceptance of Mr. Hugo Rodríguez, distinguished interventionist, disrespectful and not at all dalmatic civil servant, offensively accredited as a representative of that government in our blessed, sovereign and free Nicaragua,” read the wife of dictator Daniel Ortega.
“We reiterate, not only our rejection, but our unwavering position of national dignity that absolutely ignores interference and imperialist action that deserve the repudiation of honorable peoples and fighters like ours.”
The first lady promised that “Mr. Hugo Rodríguez will not be admitted to Nicaragua under any circumstances, much less as an exponent of the worst forms of an offensive and irreverent modality of relations between states that contravene the Vienna Convention from its very beginning.”
“So the imperialist gentlemen are clear, Hugo Rodríguez does not enter here,” stated the coordinator of the Council for Communication and Citizenship of the Nicaraguan dictatorship.
Murillo’s statements come after the US government confirmed on September 29, the appointment of Rodríguez as the new ambassador of Nicaragua, despite the fact that Daniel Ortega rejects it.
The annoyance of the Ortega government comes after Rodríguez promised to continue demanding freedom for the political prisoners of the dictatorship, as well as respect for democracy and the cessation of human rights violations.
“I promise to work with Congress, inter-institutional colleagues and international partners to press for the return to democracy, respect for human rights and the freedom of political prisoners in Nicaragua,” were the words of the diplomat.
The violent reactions by Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo have increased as the United States and the international community demand an end to the repression in Nicaragua. The dictator recently lashed out with racist offenses against the United States Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols.