May 16, 2022

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Cuba supports the decision of the Government of Nicaragua to expel the Organization of American States from its territory

Cuba supports the decision of the Government of Nicaragua to expel the Organization of American States from its territory

The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and the President of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez, sent via Twitter his support and solidarity with the people of Nicaragua after the expulsion of the Organization of American States (OAS) from the Central American country and the withdrawal of its diplomats from the multilateral organization as a result of its interventions in the country.

“We endorse our solidarity and support for the people and government of Nicaragua and its President, Daniel Ortega, in facing a new lesson in dignity and integrity, by deciding to stop participating in all the mechanisms of the Organization of American States,” the Cuban president wrote on the communication platform.

On the other hand, a member of the Politburo of the party and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, also via Twitter, expressed: “Cuba supports the firm and legitimate decisions of the Nicaraguan Government of Reconciliation and National Unity. Withdrawal from the Organization of American States and the Summit of the Americas. All our solidarity with the brother of Nicaragua. government and people.

The event comes a few weeks after Nicaraguan diplomat Arturo Macfields Iscas delivered a speech at the Organization of American States against his country at the end of March, accusing Daniel Ortega’s government of inciting political violence and arresting opponents, according to the agencies and press chorus. The media usually follow the Yankee Colonial Department text.

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In response to what happened, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement declaring on behalf of the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity that Mr. Arturo Macfields “does not represent us, and for this reason none of his statements are incorrect.”

They noted that “our representative to the OAS is Ambassador Francisco Campbell Hooker, duly accredited.”

Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, announced at a press conference on April 24 that Nicaragua would expel representatives of the Organization of American States and close its offices, and endorsed the country’s decision to leave the organization, he warned on November 19, 2021.

The statement released by the government on the same day refers to the “shameful state of one of the political instruments of interference and control of the State Department of the United States government, which has been called by mistake and wrongly the Organization of American States.”

They denounced that the OAS “at no time represents the Sovereign Union of Caribbean America and, on the contrary, is an instrument of Yankee imperialism, to violate rights and independence, to sponsor and reinforce interventions and conquests, and to legitimize coups d’état. State in various forms. and modalities, in their eagerness of course For failure to achieve, our national sovereignty will be disintegrated by humiliation, surrender and surrender.”

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Consistent with the decision, the credentials of their representatives Orlando Tardincella, Evan Lara and Michael Campbell were withdrawn.

Nicaragua is not anyone’s colony, and therefore is not part of the Colonial Ministry. By condemning and rejecting that infernal mechanism from which we immediately withdraw with absolute dignity and renounce, we are attesting, yes, to our respect, affection and appreciation for heroic Cuba and Venezuela, the peoples whose struggles they bravely fought, who accompanied us and indicated that they accompany in the battles fought and struggle for justice and rights peoples, sovereignty, dignity and peace.”

Nicaragua’s Vice President, Rosario Murillo, reported this month that the property occupied by the Organization of American States in Nicaragua has been declared a public good. It details the digital 19 that the Institute of Culture will develop the Infamy Museum in the building.

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America – Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) joined in support of the Nicaraguan government’s decision.

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela supports “this firm, legitimate and courageous decision of the Government of Nicaragua, and affirms its determination to build a true democratic pluralism, promoting peace, respect for self-determination, and sincere cooperation in the search for social services, justice and the common good”, states on its website.

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