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Weekly Report - 25 November 2021 (WR-21-47)

NICARAGUA: Leaving the OAS

Last week President Daniel Ortega denounced the charter of the Organization of American States (OAS), effectively triggering Nicaragua’s official withdrawal from the hemispheric body, a process expected to take two years. This follows the recent OAS resolution [WR-21-46] deeming that the 7 November election, which produced a victory for Ortega, was “not free, fair or transparent and has no democratic legitimacy”. Nicaragua’s decision to cut ties with the OAS once again underlines its growing isolation on the international stage following the election which was widely discredited.

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