The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has arrested 17 opposition people this month, including five presidential hopes.
The ambassadors of Mexico and Argentina to Nicaragua have been summoned to hold consultations in the face of repression by President Daniel Ortega, the joint statement said on Monday.
Both countries want to consult with ambassadors who “have endangered the welfare and freedom of the worrying political-legal actions taken by the Nicaraguan government in recent days.” various opposition characters [including presidential pre-candidates], entrepreneurs and Nicaraguan businessmen, “said their Foreign Ministry. They want to promote dialogue with the Ortega government.
Argentina and Mexico will continue to demand “full respect and promotion of human rights” and civil and political freedoms.
They broke up with others in the region in Mexico and Argentina because they did not vote for one last week Resolution of the Organization of American States condemning more than a dozen recently arrested opposition figures in Nicaragua.
They offered to help promote dialogue to resolve the situation in the Central American country, which is scheduled to hold presidential elections in November.
Nicaraguan authorities have arrested 17 opposition people this month, including five possible presidential candidates, creating international condemnation and new US sanctions.
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On Sunday night, journalist and presidential hopeful Miguel Mora was arrested at his home for “causing foreign interference in internal affairs and demanding military intervention,” according to authorities.
The Nicaraguan government says the detainees are “usurpers” for the United States to oust Ortega.
He ruled Nicaragua from the age of 75 from 1979 to 1990, returned to power in 2007 and has since won two re-elections.
He is expected to seek a fourth term in next November’s election, although he has not yet confirmed that.