The Chilean president's statements contrast with the silence regarding the situation in Managua on the part of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also a leftist
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Boric denounced the violation of human rights in Nicaragua and asked not to be silent before the political prisoners of Daniel Ortega. (TWITTER)
Chilean President Gabriel Boric said this Thursday in a speech in the Mexican Senate that “Latin America cannot be silent ” in the face of human rights violations in the region and expressly denounced the situation of political prisoners in Nicaragua.
“We have learned that when human rights are violated in the peoples of Latin America, one cannot remain silent. I feel and beat in our Latin American hearts the solidarity that Mexico had with us,” said the Chilean president, referring to the “generous welcome” to the Chilean exiles after the coup d'état of 1973
“We cannot look to the side in the face of the crisis that Haiti is experiencing, we cannot look to the side in the face of the political prisoners in Nicaragua,” he added, acknowledging that both his country and Mexico had also suffered cases of Human Rights violations.
Boric's statements contrast with the silence regarding the situation in Nicaragua on the part of the Also a leftist Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Mexican president received this Wednesday at the National PalaceBoric, in the first official meeting between the two leaders.
The Mexican president received Boric this Wednesday at the National Palace, in the first official meeting between the two leaders.
Mexico has not joined the denunciations of the majority of the international community from various international organizations, such as the Organization of American States (OAS), about the political repression in the Central American country.
Upon his arrival at the Mexican Senate, Boric was received with a banner of support from the Plural Parliamentary Group in the one that is he alluded to his position on the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega when condemning human rights violations in that country. According to the Mexican senators, the Chilean president “does not protect murderers” as does President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
To his Arriving at the Mexican Senate, Boric was received with a banner of support from the Plural Parliamentary Group alluding to his position on the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega by condemning human rights violations in that country. (TWITTER)
Nicaragua is going through a serious political and social crisissince April 2018, which has been accentuated after the controversial general elections of November 7, 2021, in which the Daniel Ortega regime was re-elected for a fifth term, fourth consecutive and second along with his wife, Rosario Murillo, with his main contenders in prison.
Ortega has been in power for 15 consecutive years and 10 months, amid reports of authoritarianism and electoral fraud.
In September of this year, Boric, questioned the left-wing governments in the region for having “a double standard” when it comes to Human Rights and expressed his anger with sectors that do not condemn the arbitrariness committed by the dictatorships of Venezuela or Nicaragua .
“It really bothers me when you are from the left and then you condemn the violation of human rights in Yemen or El Salvador, but you can't talk about Venezuela or Nicaragua,” he said b>Boric during a discussion at the Columbia University, in the United States
In September of this year, Boric questioned the leftist governments of the region for having “a double standard” when it comes to Human Rights and expressed his anger with the sectors that do not condemn the arbitrariness committed by the dictatorships of Venezuela or Nicaragua. .
“It doesn't matter if you are from the extreme right or extreme left. They are civilizing mandates. Respect for Human Rights cannot have a double standard”, said the Chilean president.
Boric narrated his experience visiting Venezuelan in 2010 and recalled the abuses committed by the Hugo Chávez regime against the Human Rights of Venezuelans, while denying that at that time any leftist movement had questioned such acts of repression.
“When I was a congressman, I began to ask questions about Venezuela. I asked myself questions. I went to Venezuela in 2010 when Chávez was still alive. And then I began to ask myself questions when I saw the repression of the protests and the manipulation of some elections. And I said, well, this is not right. We have to be able to criticize it. And the people on the left in Chile said no, no, no, no. You don't talk about our friends. And I think that's completely wrong,” lamented Boric.
“You can't condemn what the United States is doing abroad, or any other example, if you can't see what your friends are doing”, he stated.
(With information from EFE)