Saturday - Apr 20, 2019

The OAS condemns the killings and calls for advancing elections in Nicaragua


by the El Reportero‘s wire services

On Wednesday, the permanent council of the OAS held an extraordinary session in which, with 21 votes in favor, three against, seven abstentions and three absentees, the States condemned the Ortega regime and urged it to dismantle the paramilitary and police groups that created to dismantle the barricades and barricades that have been part of the protests. In three months, the repression has caused more than 350 deaths and thousands of injuries, according to human rights organizations.

According to political analysts, the resolution condemning the Organization of American States (OAS) to the government of Daniel Ortega, for the violation of human rights during the citizen protests since April, left the president “as an international pariah” and exposed to suffer external sanctions, if he refuses to apply the actions to which he was urged related to curbing the violence and accept the electoral calendar proposed by the organization.

Meanwhile, three months after the violent events that took place on April 18, 2018, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) verifies the increase in repression in Nicaragua.

In its third week of work, the Special Follow-up Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) verified in the field the intensification of the repression and the operations deployed throughout the country by agents of the National Police and para-police groups with the objective of dismantling the dams located in different cities.

In Managua, on Thursday the FSLN celebrated on July 19 in the Plaza de la Fe John Paul II, with the presence of the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez and the Venezuelan Chancellor Jorge Arreaza.

Daniel Ortega, in his long speech, omitted to mention the hundreds of people killed by his irregular and masked paramilitary forces, accusing the opposition that he asks for his resignation, coup plotters and putting the victims of their state violence as the aggressors.

Ortega recounted the police who died in the Nicaraguan crisis during his attacks on the civilian population, but did not mention that the family of some dead policemen declared that the bullets that killed them came from the same police station, because of their same comrades in arms.

Trump sends two high emissaries to seek a cordial relationship with his administration

Recently four high level government representatives visited the virtual president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to express that President Donald Trump looks for a cordial and understanding relationship with the next administration.
The high-level delegation of the United States, headed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, includes Treasury secretaries, Steven Nmuchin, and National Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, as well as Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to the president Donald Trump, among other officials.

The delegation met with the presidential candidate-elect, at the headquarters of his campaign in Colonia Roma, south of the capital.
Obrador was accompanied by his future chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, and the next Secretaries of Finance, Carlos Urzúa, and Public Security, Alfonso Durazo; and also to those responsible for the negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Jesús Sead, Graciela Márquez, nominated as Secretary of Economy, as well as Martha Bárcena, appointed Ambassador of Mexico in the United States of the Government incoming.

NAFTA, migration and security were some of the topics discussed at that meeting, in which the next Mexican president offered visitors a proposal to begin a new stage in the relations between the two countries, and that will be done public once the president of the United States knows it.

Strong tremors hit Oaxaca, Mexico City

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale, a preliminary figure, took place today in Oaxaca, the National Seismological Service reported.

Considered as strong, the telluric movement was located about 13 kms southwest of Huajuapan De León, south of this capital, at a depth of 63 kms.

Before, the earth had rock in the Magdalena Contreras delegation of the federal district of Mexico City, with a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale.
The earth trembled three times in that place in the last 24 hours.

This is the third earthquake that occurred in the last 24 hours in the Mexican capital.

Up to now there are no reports of people injured or great damages.

In social media there were complaints in relation that the anti sismic alarms malfunction and were not activated.