AMERICA/NICARAGUA - The Report of the American States Organization disappoints many, even the Church

Thursday, 26 January 2017 politics   democracy   bishops  

Esteli (Agenzia Fides) - "The lords of the American States Organization (OAS the acronym in Spanish) are politicians that adapt themselves to the circumstances, they are not defenders of freedom and justice; they disguise themselves as 'listeners' and then at the end bless the theft and abuse of trust of the people", said the Bishop of Esteli, His Exc. Mgr. Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara, SDB, after the statement of the Government of Nicaragua, developed together with the OAS.
According to information of Fides, the Nicaraguan community had invited the OAS representatives to verify the democratic crisis that Nicaragua is going through, after the elections that saw Ortega win as president although this was impossible under the rules of the electoral law in force. The Report, according to the specialized political press, reports the situation of the country but not the causes of the problems, does not speak of transparency and independence required by a free and fair electoral process.
"The honor of those who swore to defend the American hemisphere of the Democratic Charter is called into question and the institution is weakened. We want to see at the helm of organizations like this good people, not politicians", said the Bishop vigorously in a press conference held on January 24. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 26/01/2017)


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