The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, whom USA On Tuesday, November 16, he prohibited entry into his territory, he plans to withdraw his country from the OAS after the General Assembly of the organization ignored the election where he obtained a fourth consecutive term, with his rivals imprisoned.
“The repression and abuses by the Ortega government and those who support him demand that the United States act,” US President Joe Biden said in Washington on Tuesday, announcing that both Ortega, his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo, Ministers and various other officials cannot enter US territory.
These prohibitions are in addition to a series of sanctions applied by Washington against officials and relatives of the Ortega Murillos in recent months.
Shortly before that announcement, the Nicaraguan Parliament, controlled by the ex-guerrilla leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN, left), urged Ortega, “in his capacity as head of state (…) to denounce the Letter of the Organization of American States (OAS) ”.
The request was approved by 83 of 87 deputies. Reporting the Charter implies withdrawing from the body.
The declaration was adopted “in view of the repeated interference actions of the OAS in the internal affairs of Nicaragua.” said the head of the Legislative, Gustavo Porras placeholder image who asked the Executive to manage the removal of the body through the established mechanisms.
The FSLN ruler controls the powers and institutions of the state.
Article 143 of the OAS Charter it allows a Member State to resign by means of a notification, in a process that lasts two years.
Although Nicaragua’s exit from the inter-American system has yet to be approved by the president and notified to the OAS, the vice president and first lady have already welcomed the request. “We are happy,” said Murillo.
The congressional request “ratifies our demand to respect the sovereign and dignified decisions of our people and the principle of non-interference in our own affairs,” he added.
Last Friday, the OAS General Assembly declared that the Nicaraguan elections “were not free, fair, or transparent, and they do not have democratic legitimacy.”
With information from AFP.