The Government of Italy declared Laureano Ortega, son of President Daniel Ortega, a persona non grata, and therefore did not allow him to enter the country, where he would have attended an opera concert.
In Madrid, Nicaraguan protesters concentrated at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) to protest against the presence of Laureano Ortega in Spain, son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, shouting “asesino” (murderer).
In addition, other groups such as Unidos Por Nicaragua and Sos Nicaragua also held a protest against Ortega.
— #SosNicaraguaMadrid (@SosnicaraguaM) January 21, 2020
Laureano traveled to Spain on behalf of the Nicaraguan government and his presence has already been the subject of criticism from politicians and groups fighting for human rights in Nicaragua.
Laureano was sanctioned by the United States government for corruption and human rights violations.
But, not only the United States has shown rejection of Laureano Ortega’s activities, but in
Europe, they are also taking into account the conflict in the country governed by the Sandinistas is experiencing.
On December 19, the European Parliament passed the resolution Situation of Human Rights and Democracy in Nicaragua, to demand individual sanctions from the senior officials responsible for repression and ask the regime to return to negotiations, as well as sanitation. of the Supreme Electoral Council.
Since 2018, Spain has been among the main countries of refuge for Nicaraguans fleeing the repression of the Ortega-Murillo regime, with up to 7,299 requests for international protection that citizens of Nicaragua have submitted to Spain’s Ministry of Interior.