The Foreign Minister of El Salvador, Alexandra Hill, reiterated this Tuesday that the Government of the President Nayib Bukele condemns the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro and said that the Central American country is concerned about the lack of dialogue in Nicaragua to resolve the social and political crisis.
“El Salvador reiterates its strongest condemnation of the regime of dictator Maduro and deplores their actions to undermine all democratic spaces, particularly against the National Assembly, which is once again threatened in the face of the elections to be held on December 6, “said the diplomat in a virtual speech during the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Hill pointed out that these elections “lack the minimum international standards and the international observation required to guarantee that they are held in free, fair, democratic and transparent conditions.”
In addition, the owner of the Ministry of Foreign Relations regretted the “difficult situation” that the people of Venezuela are suffering from the covid-19 pandemic.
“We cannot fail to ignore on this occasion the difficult situation and the profound human tragedy that our Venezuelan brothers are experiencing every day in the midst of the pandemic (…) they are still prisoners of an unscrupulous regime that continues to violate to its maximum expression the fundamental rights of the Venezuelan people, “he said.
Concerned about Nicaragua
Hill took advantage of the space to express the “enormous concern” from the Government of President Bukele for the political situation that “our sister and neighbor Nicaragua” is going through since April 2018.
“We want Nicaragua. El Salvador, Nicaragua hurts,” said the foreign minister.
He noted that “President Bukele reiterates his most complete willingness to promote the efforts that are necessary for the establishment of an effective dialogue in good faith that accelerates the consequence of substantive agreements that allow our sister Nicaragua to achieve, once and for all, the peace that all his beloved people long for and deserve. “
The United States and five other countries on Tuesday pushed for a resolution in the OAS ddesigned to increase pressure on Nicaragua to reform its electoral system, a demand that the Nicaraguan government considered an “aggression” to its sovereignty.
Specifically, the Nicaraguan resolution, whose text was made public today, urges Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to implement a series of electoral reforms before the general elections scheduled for November 2021, or “no later than May 2021 “, according to the text.
The resolution places special emphasis on the need to modernize the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), controlled by the ruling party, and also calls on the Nicaraguan government to accept independent electoral observation missions and guarantee freedoms, such as freedom of expression and assembly.
The Nicaraguan resolution was promoted by six countries: Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, the United States and Venezuela, which in the OAS is represented by an envoy of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, since the Maduro government left the organization for own initiative in April 2019.