Taiwan legislators formalized the end of the Free Trade Agreement with the Nicaraguan dictatorship. The decision became effective on Monday, December 26, according to the Taipei Times.
“The legislators formally ended the Taiwan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Nicaragua yesterday in a vote in the Legislative Yuan,” said the written outlet.
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Among the arguments presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to end the FTA with Nicaragua, is the diplomatic break on December 10, 2021 with Taiwan Taipei, to reestablish relations with Beijing.
“Five days later, the Nicaraguan legislature annulled the FTA, ignoring a required 180-day grace period,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.
The United States embassy in Nicaragua insisted that Nicaraguans pick up their documents “in person” at the office of the logistics company CargoTrans that they selected and thus avoid being extorted for the delivery of their documents.
“CAREFUL! We advise you to pick up your documents in person at the CargoTrans office you selected!” reiterated the Washington embassy in Managua, through its Twitter account.
He added that “many agencies or lawyers extort hundreds of dollars from their clients to deliver their already authorized documents.”
The Ortega justice found guilty and sentenced nine years in prison to the members of the Renewing Democratic Union (Unamos), Raul Oporta Leon Y Orlando Arturo Campos Correafor the alleged crimes of illegal transport of drugs and illegal possession of weapons.
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The sandinista judge Felix Ernesto Salmeron, Head of the Fifth Criminal District Court of Managua, he was the one who prosecuted and issued the ruling against both opponents, who were arbitrarily detained on September 4.
Mildred Rayo and Miguel Flores, members of the Nicaraguan University Alliance (AUN), would go to trial on January 19, 2023, as scheduled by the judge during the initial hearing on November 23, by the judge of the Ninth Criminal Court of Managua, Karen Chavarria Morales.
However, the scheduled date may be tentative because trial judge Félix Ernesto Salmerón has not ruled to ratify or modify the date, because —according to sources— there is a probability that it will be modified.
Until now, the crimes that are imputed to the opponents are unknown. In the online system, Nicarao, the accusation is reduced to announcing that the victims are the Nicaraguan State and society, the same ones that concern political prisoners, accused of “conspiracy to undermine national integrity.”
The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, affirmed this Monday that “the enemy remains the same”, in reference to the United States, during his farewell to the coffin of Blanca Sandino Aráuz, the only daughter of Augusto C. Sandino (1895-1934 ).
“The enemy is still the same,” said Ortega, after pointing out that “Washington, seat of government of the Yankee empire,” announced in December 1932 that its military would leave Nicaragua in January 1933, after Sandino’s rebellion.