Nicaragua exits Organization of American States, Morales hails
The Nicaraguan authorities have made the decision to withdraw from the Organization of American States following various provocative steps, such as questioning the validity of the country's latest elections.
Nicaragua will be exiting the Organization of American States (OAS), a statement made by Foreign Minister Denis Moncada said on Sunday.
"The People and Government of Nicaragua denounce [...] a political instrument of intervention and domination of the US State Department, wrongly and falsely called the Organization of American States," the statement read.
The statement also condemned the OAS as an "instrument of the colonial administration, which does not represent at any time the Sovereign Union of Our Latin and Caribbean America."
On the contrary, Managua said, the OAS "is an instrument of Yankee imperialism to violate rights and independencies, sponsoring and promoting interventions and invasions, legitimizing coups in different formats and modalities, with the aim - which they have not accomplished - of disintegrating, through humiliation, submission, and surrender, our national sovereignties."
Nicaragua had on November 19, 2021, expressed its strong desire to leave the organization, and the process is finalized with today's statement, officially declaring Nicaragua as no longer a member of the OAS.
Morales hails Nicaragua
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales described Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's decision to withdraw his country from the OAS as "an act of dignity", hailing the move.
"Nicaragua's departure from the OAS is an act of dignity. It expresses a sovereign position aimed at making us respect ourselves as peoples before an institution dominated by Luis Almagro and his group. As long as Almagro remains in the OAS, more governments will withdraw from it," Morales said.
"Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua have managed to free themselves from Imperialism, affirm their sovereignty, and resist the US economic blockade and the OAS diplomatic blockade, which are mechanisms for organizing coups and military interventions in Latin America," he added.
On Saturday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement supporting Nicaragua's decision to separate from an organization through which "the United States has repeatedly tried to impose its interests on the Americas."
#Cuba🇨🇺 supports Nicaragua’s🇳🇮 decision to withdraw from OAS— Cancillería de Cuba (@CubaMINREX) November 20, 2021
📜 Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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"On multiple occasions, the OAS has kept silent in the face of coups in our region. It has been an accessory to isolation attempts and military interventions. It supported economic aggression... That institution was the servile instrument of the United States to orchestrate the coup against Bolivia, which included the use of violence against elected officials," the Cuban diplomats stressed in their statement.
Nicaragua's decision to withdraw from the OAS was the consequence of a series of US aggression against the Sandinista revolution, citing the latest US bid at interfering in the affairs of Nicaragua by questioning the validity of the presidential elections held on November 7.