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Weekly Report - 26 September 2019 (WR-19-38)

NICARAGUA: Ortega antagonises international community

President Daniel Ortega’s recent refusal to allow an Organization of American States (OAS) commission entry to Nicaragua is the latest sign of his intransigence in the face of mounting international pressure to end the government’s deadly crackdown on political opponents. Having already upset the international community over its July decision to end dialogue with the opposition movement Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (ACJD) [WR-19-31], the Ortega government’s latest move increases the likelihood of sanctions being applied: the commission’s deployment was in line with a June 2019 OAS resolution declaring the Ortega government’s actions undemocratic under Article 20 of the OAS Democratic Charter. The resolution also warned that unless action was taken, sanctions would ensue, including the suspension or termination of Nicaragua’s membership status.

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