The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony J. Blinken, greeted the Independence Day of Nicaragua, and signed the country’s commitment to support the people in their search for freedom and decide their future.
“On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Nicaragua as they celebrate their Independence Day,” Blinken said in the press release.
Similarly, he pointed out that the “historic bonds of friendship unite our peoples and nations,” and said that because of these bonds they had “the opportunity to receive 222 prisoners of conscience in the United States at the beginning of the year. .”
Blinken refers to the flight in which 222 Nicaraguans who remained in the prisons of the dictatorship were expelled from the country and then announced that by order of the regime they received civil death, because they were stripped of their nationality and erased from the civil registries .
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“We share the concerns of the people of Nicaragua for their freedoms of expression, association and religion,” continued the Secretary of State, who also assured that “the United States wishes to see the day when they can fully enjoy their rights to freedom, respect and human dignity and their political freedom”.
In addition, Blinken stated that “the United States fully supports and respects the right of the Nicaraguan people to decide their own future.”
Ortega called them the Yankees
In his speech for the 167th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, Daniel Ortega pointed out that “the Yankees always wanted to take over Nicaragua,” as William Walker did when he became president of Nicaragua, and he reflected that historical fact. , forgot that he developed the economy of a country based on business with the United States, his main trading partner.
“The first thing that the Yankees did, besides killing and burning, was the president, recognized by the Yankee ambassador at the time, to rule over slavery in our country, when we had almost 35 years of freedom in Central America and along with that the tyranny and slavery that they buried among the Spanish and then the Yankees came and wanted to take over Central America,” he said in his speech before the national holiday parade this Thursday, September 14.
Likewise, he has often pointed to the United States as the imperialists who initiated the 2018 civic insurrection that he and his dictatorship called an attempted coup.