The Mexican government has come to defend Costa Rica from the backlash made by Venezuelan foreign affairs minister Delcy Rodriguez against Manuel González.
Rodríguez referred to González as a ‘political illiterate’ during the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
On Monday, the Costa Rican foreign affairs minister Manuel González criticized the inaction by the governments of the hemisphere to find a way out of the crisis in Venezuela. He even mentioned the death of opposition students during demonstrations in Venezuelan cities.
We cannot remain silent before a regime that restricts the right to vote, a regime that holds political prisoners and prosecutes civilians in military courts. A regime that persecutes the opposition and disqualifies it from holding public office, that closes and blocks media signals. A regime that slams and violently suppresses the critical voices of journalists, students, representatives of civil society and human rights defenders and makes arbitrary arrests,”
After the exchange between Rodríguez and González, the Mexican Chancellor issued a statement confirming his support and respect for the Costa Rican official. Strong assertions echoed across the continent.