Legislators Jose Ramírez, from Frente Amplio (FA) and Nidia Jiménez, from Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), justified President Solís´decision of abandoning the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) when Brazilian president Michael Temer started to read his speech.
Their main argument is that Temer was imposed as President after the impeachment of Dilma Roussef by the Brazilian Congress on August 31st due to allegations of corruption.
However, when they were asked about the widely reported democratic violations in Venezuela and Nicaragua, both legislators toned down their answers.
Ramírez argued that the situation in these two countries should be analyzed thoroughly while he insisted tha Rousseff was the victim of a coup d’état.
We have to analyze the actual situation of each country, to hold a debate using real data (…) and not to rush to conclusions. The reality showed does not reflect the reality that takes place in those countries… But in Brazil there was a coup d’état,
When asked about Venezuela being under a tyranny, Jiménez replied:
If we compare, around the world there are many tyrannies and we would have to be constantly abandoning the General Assembly of the UN.
She clarified that she doesn’t endorse the democratic violations made by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but she stated that he was elected by popular vote. In addition, she doesn´t support the deposition of 28 Nicaraguan legislators.
The Costa Rican delegation, headed by Solís, left the UN session and joined a group of left-wind-ideology that did the same.