On Thursday, 19 countries that make up the Organization of American States (OAS), including Costa Rica, decided not to recognize the second presidential term of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.
The Permanent Council of the Organization approved a resolution that, in addition to not recognizing the mandate of Maduro, condemns the violation of human rights in that country and criticizes the situation of political prisoners in that country.
The resolution was rejected by six nations, while other nations abstained, including Mexico and Uruguay.
The vote of Costa Rica was in charge of the ambassador to that body, Monserrat Solano. At the time of this publication the ambassador had not justified the national vote.
The meeting at the OAS was convened by the ambassador and permanent representative of El Salvador, Carlos Calles Castillo, at the request of the delegations of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the United States, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru.
This Wednesday, Venezuela raised its annoyance and rejection to Costa Rica due to “the intervention” on its internal affairs.
The dissatisfaction of the government of Nicolás Maduro comes after the support given by the Costa Rican authorities as a member of the Lima Group to not recognize the new government of the Venezuelan politician that intends to stay in power until 2025.
On Friday, through the then foreign minister, Lorena Aguilar, Costa Rica signed the declaration to not recognize Maduro’s new term. The Venezuelan president promised political reprisals with countries that do not support him.