The office of International Amnesty in Argentina urged the presidents participating in the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), which takes place this Tuesday in Argentina, to “to seek integral solutions to the historical and structural problems of the region”.
The member countries of Celac must “redouble their efforts so that respect for Human Rights is a priority” in the region, sued through his account Twitter the body, who listed a series of serious setbacks and human rights violations in some of the 33 countries that make up Celac.
Among the cases exposed by the entity stands out Nicaraguawhere by orders of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo “defenders, journalists and activists continue to be persecuted and arbitrarily detained.”
“In Nicaragua there are more than 200 people in prison and more than 1,000 organizations were closed for their positions critical of the government,” he denounced.
Likewise, Amnesty International highlighted the situation experienced by cubans, under the regime of Miguel Díaz-Canel. “In Cuba, the new Penal Code contains terrifying provisions that give the authorities powers to continue stifling these rights,” he said.
The protracted crisis in Venezuela also sticks out. The entity assured that “the deep humanitarian and human rights crisis caused more than 7 million people to have left Venezuela.”
“As the renewal of the United Nations mission demonstrates, the alleged crimes against humanity must be investigated (in Venezuela),” he added.
In addition, the organization highlights the recent crisis in Peru. “Governments continue to use excessive force and repress those who demonstrate for their rights, as reflected in the serious social and political crisis that Peru is going through,” he denounced.
The preparations for this summit have been marked by controversy in Argentina, since the opposition to the government of Alberto Fernández denounced the human rights violations of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Cuban Miguel Díaz-Canel and Nicaraguan Daniel Ortega.
Finally, of the three leaders, only Díaz-Canel attends the forum, which takes place amid tight security measures due to protests by protesters, while Maduro canceled his trip at the last minute.
The VII Celac Summit brings together representatives of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean this Tuesday at the central Sheraton hotel in Buenos Aires.
The Sandinista leader is one of those absent from the conclave, which is attended by fifteen heads of State and Government, including Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from Brazil; Gabriel Boric, from Chile; Luis Alberto Arce, from Bolivia; Luis Lacalle Pou, from Uruguay; Gustavo Petro, from Colombia; Miguel Díaz-Canel, from Cuba, and Xiomara Castro, from Honduras.