Tuesday 25 January 2022

Daniel Ortega has not yet invited Costa Rica to the swearing-in of his fourth consecutive term

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry confirmed it has not received any communication from Nicaragua on the events to be held on Monday in Managua

Paying the bills


Government stops legalization of medical cannabis without daring to talk about a veto

QCOSTARICA - Legislators described the government's arguments for not...

Costa Rica’s Catholic Church asks for ‘reflection’ on the Hemp and Cannabis Law

QCOSTARICA - The Catholic Church asked Costa Rica's Government...

67 centenarians have been infected with covid-19, most have already recovered

QCOSTARICA - Since the pandemic began in Costa Rica,...

Police shut down a mega-party of 1,600 people in a warehouse located in La Uruca

QCOSTARICA - The Fuerza Publica (National Police) intervened, this...

Vehicle restrictions start at 12 am from today

QCOSTARICA - Starting today,  Monday, January 24, the vehicle...

Costa Rican firm will convert passenger planes to alleviate cargo demand

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican talent will, starting in March,...

Facebook experiments with Costa Rica reducing political content

QCOSTARICA - Meta, the multinational technology conglomerate, is carrying...
Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – On January 10, Daniel Ortega will be sworn in for a fourth consecutive term in Nicaragua. And contrary to diplomatic tradition, Costa Rica has not yet been invited to the ceremony.

Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry confirmed it has not received any communication from Nicaragua on the events to be held on Monday in Managua. Archive photo

The Foreign Ministry, in charge of the country’s international policy, confirmed that the neighboring country has extended an invitation.

“As of January 6, 2022, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) has not received any communication from Nicaragua regarding the activities planned for January 10,” the institution said.

- Advertisement -

The ceremony will take place Monday afternoon in the Plaza de la Revolución in Managua. According to local press, Rosario Murillo – vice president and first lady – indicated that 300 guests are expected, foreign dignitaries.

Costa Rica and a large part of the international community did not recognize the election process held last November that saw Ortega reelected with 76% of the votes, despite a viable opposition to his reign in Nicaragua.

Months prior to the elections, presidential candidates and others threatening Ortega’s reelection were arrested on a variety of charges, that disqualified them from taking part in the electoral process.

According to Nicaragua’s last standing newspaper, La Prensa, aside from the obvious compadres of Ortega, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia, the only Latin American countries to confirm their presence on January 10 are Mexico and Argentina.

This is an Ortega club of “autocrats” and “clueless”

“Regarding the guests of the regime, the political analyst, Eliseo Núñez, opined that “Ortega got himself a club of autocrats and clueless; most of them come because they are autocrats like him, in the case of Syria, China, Cambodia, Turkey, Belarus, Angola itself and North Korea.

Outside the region, he said that China, Russia, Palestine, Sarahuí Arab Republic, India, Turkey, Belarus, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Angola, North Korea, Syria, Egypt and Malaysia, will attend.

- Advertisement -

In the case of Egypt and Malaysia, “I think that because they are clueless (they will attend) they do not know what they are getting into,” said Núñez.

Will an official Costa Rica and US delegation attend?

La Prensa reports that Murillo mentioned that they will have companions from the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, among other European countries that have yet to be confirmed, blaming the covid-19 and the current wave of Omicron as possible reasons why they would not attend.

“With so many difficulties with flights and tests (of Covid-19), because let us remember that the pandemic and its new manifestation have stunned the European capitals, but hey, we hope that the colleagues who already have their reservations, their flights will arrive in time to be together,” said Murillo in her speech.

According to Núñez, we will see if the delegations that will attend are official delegations “because many times they say that they are official delegations and what arrives is a civil society group that belongs to those countries,” he said.

- Advertisement -

So far, the only country to firmly say no is Spain.  According to Euro Press on Wednesday, the Government of Spain, led by President Pedro Sánchez, will not send any representation to Ortega’s inauguration.

“The case of Spain is very significant for two things, first, because Spain has had a policy of not seeing ideology or political position in Latin America in order to prioritize the relationship with the countries of Latin America, so, for the first time, it breaks this he has been practicing it for many years,” argued Núñez.

Secondly, he pointed out that “Spain is the link established by the European Union (EU) with Latin America, that is, on Latin American issues, the voice of Spain is the first heard in Europe, it does not mean that other voices are not heard, but really to those who have been given the task of attending to Latin America, then the fact that they do not come has a meaning in the Spanish political dimension and in the European political dimension,” he added.

Spain was one of the first countries to speak out and describe the electoral process as a “mockery” of the Nicaraguan people whom Ortega has deprived of the free and full exercise of their voting rights.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Ortega assumes the presidency for the fifth time

TODAY NICARAGUA – Since the date was established, paradoxically the former...

“Ortega Not a legitimately elected president, but the jailer of an entire nation”

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an opinion post this January 10, 2022,...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.