President Gustavo Petro and Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega Photos: Colprensa and EFE.

The national government, led by President Gustavo Petro Urrego, has expressed “revulsion” at Daniel Ortega’s regime for stripping Nicaraguan citizenship from opponents and politicians who disagree with their ideologies.

“The Republic of Colombia, led by its Head of State, President Gustavo Petro Urrego, has registered with revulsion the measures taken arbitrarily by the Head of Government of the sister and enduring Republic of Nicaragua against citizens of his country whose only crime was to defend democracy, the right to criticism and universal human rights”, introduced the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release.

The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stresses that this type of event only serves as a reminder of the atrocities of the Atanasio Somoza dictatorship that “Sandinismo managed to overcome”.

“Colombia, which in recent decades has fought tirelessly to achieve peace, much more now that it intends to be a world power of life, rejects the dictatorial procedures of those who evoke the worst moments of the Atanasio dictatorship Somoza that Sandinismo succeeded in overcoming”, underlined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Colombian government has highlighted the arbitrary decisions of Daniel Ortega’s regime against internationally recognized opposition leaders for their crusade against censorship, freedom of expression and ideology in Nicaragua.

“After having exiled fellow citizens in a surprising and inhuman way, some recognized for their struggles by the international community, making use of vulgar police measures”, such as the Bishop of Matagalpa (sentenced to 25 years in prison for this) and Estelí, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, who refused to leave Nicaragua.


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