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Nicaragua Clarifies Name of Ambassador to OAS

  • Photograph dated November 5, 2021 provided by the Organization of American States (OAS) showing its secretary general, Luis Almagro (r), while posing with the permanent representative of Nicaragua, Arturo McFields Yescas (L)

    Photograph dated November 5, 2021 provided by the Organization of American States (OAS) showing its secretary general, Luis Almagro (r), while posing with the permanent representative of Nicaragua, Arturo McFields Yescas (L) | Photo: EFE/Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS

Published 23 March 2022
Opinion

The Nicaraguan government has distanced itself from the former ambassador to the OAS, Arturo McFields Yescas, who called the recently reelected Daniel Ortega government a "dictatorship"

Ortega appointed McFields as ambassador to the OAS in October last year after the organization demanded Nicaragua's "immediate" release of imprisoned opponents ahead of the November 7 presidential elections.

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However, the relationship between the OAS and Nicaragua did not improve. Nicaragua announced in November its withdrawal from the organization, which did not recognize the results of the elections in which Daniel Ortega won a fifth term.

McFields, a journalist by profession, was until now in charge of piloting Nicaragua's exit from the OAS, a bureaucratic process that could take up to two years.

After his words, the Nicaraguan government distanced itself from the figure of McFields. It confirmed that its legitimate representative to the OAS is Francisco Campbell Hooker, ambassador to the United States.

"Mr. Arturo McFields does not represent us; therefore, no statement of his is valid," said the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry.

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