OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators
The head of the Organization of American States condemned killings in Nicaragua by “repressive forces and the armed forces,” and called on the government President Daniel Ortega to stop the violence.
The appeal on Thursday by Luis Almagro, secretary general of the regional security organization, followed bloody clashes Wednesday in which 11 people were killed, according to a human rights group.
“We condemn the killings carried out by the repressive forces and the armed forces and we express our solidarity with the families of the victims,” Almagro said. “We call on the state to stop the violence by these repressive factors.”
You may be interested
TBT: An indigenous uprising in ancient Costa RicaAlejandro Zúñiga - November 21, 2019
For a unique look into Costa Rica's past, you can't do much better than the 1913 book, "History of the…
UN calls on Nicaragua to end repression after church siege draws international attentionBlanca Morel / AFP - November 21, 2019
Opposition protesters holding a hunger strike inside Managua's Catholic Cathedral and the pro-government supporters opposing them ended a standoff Tuesday,…
Evo Morales calls for international help to stop Bolivia ‘genocide’AFP - November 21, 2019
Ex-president Evo Morales urged the international community Wednesday to intervene to stop what he called a "genocide" in Bolivia, where…