Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 10:50 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Organization of American States (OAS) passed a resolution today, referencing the ongoing social unrest in Nicaragua, without the support of 14 of its member states.
Ten countries abstained from voting, Belize is one of those 10, three countries voted against the resolution, and Trinidad and Tobago was unrepresented at the time of voting.
The resolution calls for Nicaragua to make several steps to foster a peaceful resolution to the ongoing state of affairs, which has reached crisis levels. Apart from things like furthering effective dialogue in good faith, the resolution calls on the Government fo Nicaragua to unconditionally release those imprisoned during protests by June 18, bring back the Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) and ensure freedom of expression and the press, and allow the exercise of the right to demonstrate peacefully.
The OAS also called on Nicaragua to stop arbitrary detentions and guarantee the return and safe stay, without reprisals, of all the people who were forced to leave Nicaragua as a result of the current crisis.
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, United States, Guyana, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Uruguay and Venezuela supported the resolution.
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