The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, asked the President of the Permanent Council, Elizabeth Darius-Clarke, to address this Wednesday in the regular session, the seizure of its headquarters in Managua, reported the former representative of the government of President Daniel Ortega, Arturo McFields in his Twitter account Twitter.
The government that has launched an attack against the body since November 2021 when it issued a declaration where it said that the elections “were neither free nor transparent” announced that it will occupy the headquarters of the body to make “a museum of infamy”, so represented by the OAS.
“This is all good news, expel and confirm the expulsion. The ratification of the OAS as infamous, as an infamous and despicable ministry of colonies, ”said Vice President Rosario Murillo in her speech at noon on Tuesday.
Almagro has expressed in a letter sent earlier that the unilateral closure “has never happened, not even in the worst dictatorships in the region.”
The panorama in Managua is turning dark for human rights organizations and defenders of democracy, including the OAS, according to the State Department, which affirms that Ortega seeks to want to undermine the scrutiny of the organization.
“Nicaragua’s decision (…) serves as an effort to undermine OAS efforts to hold the regime accountable for its sham November 2021 elections and ongoing human rights abuses,” he told the press. voice of america a State Department spokesperson in an email.
The government resumed attacks against the OAS since Sunday, assuring that the body was an appendage of the United States and argued that it “acted like a foreign colony.”
Experts consulted by VOA They state that the only thing that Ortega seeks with the measures is to flee from his commitments in matters of democracy and human rights.