In the blink of an eye the government of Carlos Alvarado took a turn in its foreign policy. The government changed its mind and announced that before the end of this year it will send the request of approval to the Nicaraguan government for the acceptance of a Costa Rican ambassador in that country.
Weeks ago, the Executive Branch had complied with the recommendations and suggestions of the opposition, diplomats and experts that stated that, due to the political crisis in Nicaragua, sending a new ambassador was not appropriate. Instead, they recommend sending a business manager, as it was done in Venezuela, another nation in the midst of political and humanitarian crisis.
Until October 10th, the decision was not to send an ambassador. Last week, the government even sent diplomat Óscar Solís Rangel as business manager.
However, this Friday the Vice President and Chancellor of the Republic, Epsy Campbell, told the Semanario University media that in the coming weeks the request for approval will be sent, so the host country has to give its approval to the new ambassador.
Weeks ago, other ambassadors, such as Rodrigo Carreras, said “It is not convenient for the national interest that the president, Carlos Alvarado, send a nice letter to Ortega full of cute protocol phrases, asking to accredit a new ambassador, while he is murdering the population,” said Carreras.
The Congress had also asked the government not to send an ambassador to Nicaragua.
The repression of protests against the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua has left more than 500 people dead since April. On the economic level, the crisis has also had an impact, according to the Central Bank of that nation, the expectation of growth this year was reduced from 4.5 to 1 percent.