President Ortega Names Puerto Rican Independentist as Advisor

Rubén Ángel Berríos Martínez,
Rubén Ángel Berríos Martínez, advisor for international policies on decolonization

TODAY NICARAGUA – President Daniel Ortega has appointed Puerto Rican pro-independence leader Ruben Berrios as his advisor for international policies on decolonization.

During a television broadcast address, Coordinator of the Council of Communication and Citizenship, Rosario Murillo, informed that the official appointment will be made this afternoon in the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry.

“It is for us a reason for pride to have as a presidential advisor a prominent social, pro-independence fighter,” said Murillo.

The CELAC summit in Costa Rica. Photo by
The CELAC summit in Costa Rica. Photo by

During the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in Costa Rica, Ortega condemned the U.S. neocolonization policy and gave the floor to Berrios, the president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, triggering an exchange of words between Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis and Ortega.

On the second day of the summit, Berrios who was included as a member of the Nicaraguan delegation to the event, forcing an early closure to the event.