QCOSTARICA – The deputy Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Dennis Moncada, insisted this morning that the government of his country will not change its position on the blockade of Cuban migrants.
Moncada took part in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Central America, Cuba, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico, meeting in El Salvador to seek a safe passage for the thousands of Cuban migrants making their way to the United States.
On November 15, Nicaragua shut down its borders to the migrants, almost 3,000 today stranded on the Costa Rica side of the border, where the country has been forced to provide shelters and aid.
“Nicaragua reaffirms its position of not lend itself to legitimize illegal policies (immigration)” and “requires the government of Costa Rica to take appropriate measures to withdraw from our border areas all Cubans,” said a statement Dennis Moncada.
Moncada reiterated the accusation by his government that Costa Rica violated Nicaragua’s sovereignty by forcing the entry of Cubans to their country.
Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister, Manuel Gonzalez, took the floor to point out the need to reach an agreement, that no country should block a solution to the problem, from Costa Rica’s point of view, it must be from a humanitarian perspective.