In the face of diplomatic attacks by Nicaragua and Venezuela, the president of the Republic preferred to remain silent.
The representations of both countries have led a series of attacks against the Costa Rican government for having strong positions against the crises that plague both countries with severe threats to Human Rights.
On November 16th, the government of Daniel Ortega lashed out against President Alvarado for the message of the Costa Rican government calling for peace and the end of the social crisis in those countries, during the summit of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) held the previous week in Antigua, Guatemala.
The Ortega government accused Alvarado of being “a pawn of the US interventionist policy” and of going to the summit “with daring dissonances, ridiculous grandiose sense of self, pretentious positions, and pro-imperialist superiority voices, incompatible with the respect for the rights of others, which is peace.”
In the case of Venezuela, the attacks against the Costa Rican government came from the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, who has repeatedly used different social media platforms to ask Alvarado to stay out of the situation in his country.
In this regard, the Costa Rican president stated:
I have no comments about them. But I will address their people to tell them that Costa Rica, based on its tradition of respect for Human Rights, based on its tradition of freedom, respect for press freedom and respect for people, will continue to say not only what it believes, but also what it knows to be right. It’s a time to be brave. Not only in the country or in the region, but in the whole planet.”
The president said that Costa Rica will continue to show solidarity with the pain of these people who are deprived of their human rights day after day.
Both Nicaragua and Venezuela used the argument of the strike in Costa Rica against the fiscal plan to urge Alvarado to deal with the affairs of his own country and avoid giving an opinion on the reality in other latitudes.