On Monday, the Nicaraguan government called for the resignation of the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for urging in recent statements to suffocate the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega, which was read by Nicaragua as a serious threat to international peace.
[Almagro’s statements] disqualify him to continue holding the position of Secretary General of the OAS, a position to which he must resign,”
demanded the government in a statement read by the vice president and first lady, Rosario Murillo.
Managua condemned Almagro’s position on Nicaragua and Venezuela and accused him of going too far and not fulfilling his functions as representative of the Organization of American States (OAS).
On Saturday, during a visit to Colombia, Almagro said that a military intervention to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela cannot be ruled out. Then, on Sunday, during the 15th Latin American Summit on Political Marketing and Governance in Miami, Almagro urged to respond
from the international community to suffocate the dictatorship that is also being installed in Nicaragua.”
Managua maintains that these statements violate the democratic charter of the OAS that calls for defending the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of its member states.
None of its provisions authorizes it to intervene in matters of the internal jurisdiction of the States, much less to promote military interventions against a member state or call for the suffocation of an American government,”
said the Ortega government, which has been facing protests since April, resulting in more than 320 dead because of violent repression that has been condemned by the OAS.
In the middle of the crisis, the OAS has urged Nicaragua to resume dialogue with the opposition, suspended since June, and to advance the elections from 2021 to 2019.