Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday in a speech before the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington emphasized the crisis in neighboring Nicaragua and lobbied for the defense of the democracies in the region.
Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado at the OAS on Tuesday. Photo EFE
Alvarado, who is on his first trip abroad since taking office, insisted before the 34 OAS member states that the situation in Nicaragua is getting “ever worse,” and he urged Managua to abide by the recommendations of the International Commission on Human Rights to put an end to the violence.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), in its visit to Nicaragua three weeks ago, verified violence and urged the government of Daniel Ortega to “halt the repression of the protests”.