Nicaragua requests OAS lift sanctions amid COVID-19 crisis

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Nicaragua representative to OAS, Luis Alvarado[ Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS]

By Caribbean News Global Caribbean News Global fav Nicaragua requests OAS lift sanctions amid COVID-19 crisis

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (teleSUR) — Nicaragua’s representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) ambassador Luis Alvarado, on Monday, demanded that sanctions cease against Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua amid COVID-19 crisis. The continuation of these policies he said are “hostile and only leads to conflict that interferes with the nation’s self-determination, security, and freedom.”

The Nicaraguan diplomat was at the time participated in the first session of the weekly forum on the challenges facing inter-American law in the era of coronavirus. He referenced COVID-19 social and economic worldwide impact and re-affirmed that solidarity and cooperation are paramount to cope with the sequels of this health crisis. He declared that all states have legal equality.

The OAS has imposed hostile policies towards Cuba, the only Latin American state excluded from its membership while leveraging support to Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as Venezuela’s president against Nicolas Maduro’s constitutional presidency. Economic sanctions have also been imposed on Nicaragua.

“It is unacceptable that in these times of pandemic the wrongly imposed sanctions, economic blockades, and protectionist practices and human rights violations remain against peoples and nations of the world by the great powers,” said Alvarado.

He called for Inter-American law principles’ respect in public policies and the “these strategies should aim for people’s life, health, security, and integrity preservation.”

“Respect for the principles and norms of international law is unavoidable, while at the same time international peace and security are endangered, which is why these acts of aggression and breaches of the peace must be eliminated once and for all,” said Alvarado.

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