OAS Special Session on Nicaragua Tuesday (Watch Live)

The OAS permanent council meets on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing revision of the social-political and human rights crisis in Nicaragua.

HAVANA TIMES – The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) plans to hold an extraordinary session on the crisis in Nicaragua this Tuesday afternoon (2:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. in Nicaragua), reports the El Nuevo Diario newspaper. 

The session can be watched live at https://www.oas.org/es/council/ in both English and Spanish.

The resolution to be voted on by the Permanent Council establishes: “to continue with the collective assessment of the situation in Nicaragua, in accordance with the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and to present this issue to the OAS General Assembly in June 2019,” in Colombia.

Other central points of the resolution urge the Ortega Government to carry out “the unconditional release of all [political] prisoners, before June 18, 2019”, “to allow the effective work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)”, expelled from the country at the end of 2018, “to carry out the necessary institutional measures that guarantee free, fair, transparent and legitimate elections,” and allow the return of the tens of thousands of exiles with guarantees and security.

The resolution also calls on the Government of Nicaragua “to guarantee freedom of speech and of the press, allow the exercise of the right to peaceful demonstration, stop arbitrary detentions and guarantee the independent work of organizations and human rights defenders.”

The proposal to continue the process outlined by the Democratic Charter was presented by the delegation of Canada, which chairs the OAS Working Group to address the crisis in Nicaragua. It reiterates, “the concern of the inter-American community for the deterioration of democratic institutions and human rights in Nicaragua and their support for a peaceful solution to the political crisis in that country. ”

For several months, in the Permanent Council of the OAS, Nicaragua has been subjected to a process of “collective appreciation” to continue with the application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, after it was determined that there is an alteration of the constitutional order in the country provoked by the violence of 2018.

The Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy, which represents the Nicaraguan opposition in the stalled dialogue with the Ortega government, hopes for an “overwhelming” resolution of the OAS and warns of more sanctions in Europe due to lack of will of the Government to resolve the crisis.

2 thoughts on “OAS Special Session on Nicaragua Tuesday (Watch Live)

  • Nicaragua in recent years was not Venezuela. All of us foreigners who live here saw considerable economic progress before the events of last year. If you want to do regime change, start with Honduras which was deteriorating economically and in terms of political freedom in recent years. Anyone who was paying attention knew that Nicaragua was a soft authoritarian state, but the US itself is drifting that way.

    War creates more hatred for whoever killed your neighbors and occupied your streets.

    The US hasn’t done a good military intervention since 1945, with the possible exception of Panama.

    George Washington warned us about foreign entanglements.

  • Both United Nations and OAS are worthless.
    China and Russia block all actions by the USA.


    The UN building should be listed for sales and all members living in USA should be sent home.

    They are both worthless, unable to act, have no power, no teeth to bite when the dictatorships behavior is in violations of human rights.

    Venezuela and Nicaragua should have both governments forcibly removed.

    USA has significant interest in the Region.

    Yet, do nothing to protect the Investment.

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