“The Cuban Model” Exported to Nicaragua

Luis Almagro, secretary general of the OAS.


According to the OAS secretary general, the Cuban model consists in systematically silencing all those who dare to express opinions contrary to those of the government.


By Noelia Celina Gutierrez  (El Nuevo Diario)

HAVANA TIMES – Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OEA), asserted that the Nicaraguan government has adopted the “Cuban model of repression”, and that during the past six months of sociopolitical crisis they’ve practiced the same forms of state abuse against critics and opposition figures as those that are common on the island.

“Lately, we’ve seen this Cuban model of repression and oppression exported to Nicaragua with the same methods of abuse, repression, killings and torture,” alleged Almagro on Oct. 16, during a gathering of the UN Economic and Social Council, in which the situation of Cuba’s prisoners was denounced.

The OAS functionary explained that this model consists in “systematically silencing all those who dare to express opinions contrary to government policies,” by jailing them, with minimal or no justification.

Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega has made declarations to the international media denying all accusations that his government is abusing the rights of the prisoners.

Raul Castro, Daniel Ortega and Nicolas Maduro. File photo.

Almagro mentioned the alleged human rights abuses in Nicaragua, when referring to the testimony offered by a student (whose name was not revealed) who had complained of being a victim of mistreatment.

“He was brutally tortured by the regime with severe beatings, simulated strangulation, and rape with a physical object,” assured the OAS Secretary General.

According to Almagro, the student identified a Cuban as the one overseeing the physical and psychological mistreatment he suffered.

“I’ve always said that bad practices get propagated, and the worst practices that we see today in our hemisphere, those that we see in the cases of Venezuela and Nicaragua have originated in Cuba,” he added.

During his intervention, which was interrupted by yells and pounding on the table by the Cuban delegation present at the UN event, the functionary assured that the “possible crimes against humanity” that the OAS has documented in Venezuela “are also occurring now in Nicaragua.”

Institutions dismantled

To Almagro, “the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua are dictatorships,” that were established slowly, although they were democratically chosen.

“One by one, they dismantled their democratic institutions with the goal, support and impetus of Havana. Now, as in Cuba, they continue in power through brute force and fear,” resolved the OAS Secretary General.

In the case of Venezuela, Almagro revealed that at least 22,000 Cubans infiltrated the “regime” initiated by Hugo Chavez and currently led by Nicolas Maduro. They did so, he explained, by occupying important positions in the governmental organizations and in the national security and intelligence services of that South American country.

“There’s no doubt that the existence of [political] prisoners in a specific country is a definitive indicator that the government is a dictatorship,” Almagro insisted.

8 thoughts on ““The Cuban Model” Exported to Nicaragua

  • Pero para q hablar de lo mismo Los modelos se repiten hata cuando van a decir lo q ya to do el mundo sabe q Divide y Venceras y q el Comunismo es un cuento de hadas los Castro’s son Los duenos de 12 millions de esclavos le zumba, son millonarios y si no es por la fuerza no van a soltar el jam on miren la cara de imbecil de Ortega y la del burro de Maduro el poder como el dinero es Puerco no importa a quien pisotee estos dos son intruidos por Cuba y con seguridad q comparten de Las matanzas ocurridas en Venezuela y Nicaragua ahi esta la Mano negra del gobierno de Cuba pero sigamos manteniendolos, sigamos bailando al ritmo de Gente de Zona , Descemer y tantos otros, no los juzgo pero son inmorales y aqui se les otorga residencias permanente mientras un pueblos entero suede de hambre, malnutrition, vejamenes porque no la componen alguna cancionde honor a los disidentes, a los caidos, a las dramas de Blanco we escudan en q son artistes pure nadie a Navajo el gobiernos dictatorial ,represivo y in mundo de Cuba y de Los tarados de Ortega y Maduro

  • Se sabe q el disidente q se rebela sera cancelado Cuba tiene la Universidad de exportation de revoluciones y terrorismo a traves de cuerpos represivos expa ndidos internacionalmente para q seguro cacarear lo mismo lines itra q no la URSS quiere Comunismo para su pais lo de Cuba no es Comunismo no socialism es ventajismo para no solder la position son Los controladores Las granted de 12 millions de esclavos mal nutridos y con el alcohol vendido inescrupulosamente los demoraliza no hay esperanza es preferible morir como dice el him no nacional i q vivir en cadenas pos 60 anos asesinos !

  • I think that as much as the USA is involved in Nicaragua and the years that have involved. We should go there with force. Other words if you don’t clean up your act we will do it for you !

  • Nicaragua represent a bad example for the rest of the Central American countries previous April 18, 2018 Nicaragua was ranking top 3 in economic growth in the whole Latino America, one of the safes countries in the region, one of the happy people in the world according to survey from UN. The biggest mistake that the government made was to bring Chinese interest in building the biggest canal of the world affecting the domination of the Panama Canal controlled by USA. Further more Ortega got closer to USA rival Russia by allowing Russian to install Russian GPS equivalent and 2 Satellites for use of commercial and military use. In addition Nicaragua has an alliance with Venezuela that create a strong alliance financing most of the social programs that are benefiting millions of poor Nicaragua at bellow 2% of interest pay at 25 year term. Is obvious the Nicaragua is trying to bypass the USA control and of course this create enough reason to crush this little Nation and its right to survive and choose their allies. The main problem of Nicaraguan people are very poor and not highly educated and very influence by the Catholic Church that control them as puppets.

  • Se necesita sacar a Daniel a la Rosario y a todos sus aliados de Nicaragua, por favor ayuden a Nicaragua de caer en manos del Comunismo.

  • Ya sacaron a Ortega una vez y lo volvieron a poner en el poder,,Nuestros pueblos no tienes remedio..Tienen los gobiernos q se merecen,,Ahí tienen al Chavismo electo democraticamente.

  • Antonio,,de donde eres?..donde has estudiado,,si es q has ido a la escuela..

  • El estudio académico es muy importante, pero para darse cuenta de la triste situación política, corrupta y maquiavélica que rige en Nicaragua, no necesitas un título universitario para darte cuenta de esa realidad y por esa razón vivimos en el exilio añorando algún día regresar y poder compartir con nuestro familiares. Antonio está diciendo la verdad en Inglés para que otros lectores se den cuenta de la realidad actual en Nicaragua.


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