The US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Trujillo, on Friday rejected the existence of terrorist groups in Nicaragua, as the government of Daniel Ortega has assured.
“Despite the Nicaraguan Government’s statements, it does not have a terrorism problem and terrorists cannot be held responsible for more than 300 deaths at the hands of groups sanctioned by the government,” Trujillo said during an extraordinary permanent council of the OAS on the situation in Nicaragua.
“Nicaragua has a problem of lack of law and assassinations at the hands of those who have the responsibility to protect their citizens,” Trujillo added.
On Wednesday, in an ordinary permanent council that addressed the situation in Nicaragua, the foreign minister of that country, Denis Moncada, described as “terrorist acts” the protests that have occurred since April 18 and assured that they have the objective of overthrowing to the Ortega government.
“Despite the declarations of the Nicaraguan Government, the violence we are seeing is being perpetrated by those who are attacking the church and the peaceful citizens who exercise their right to protest,” Trujillo said Friday.