President of Nicaragua Ortega Dismisses Human Rights Criticism from Washington

President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, dismissed the criticism of his country and other nations in the region on the human rights situation, issued in a report by the US State Department.

“What the State Department says on all States and Central American nations, is a disqualification widespread throughout the region,” said the president.

The report says about Nicaragua that the executive branch is “increasingly authoritarian”.

The document also warns of high levels of corruption and a complex prison situation in the countries of Central America.

The Nicaraguan president described the report as a “totally wrong approach.”

Ortega’s statements were made at a ceremony in Managua receiving the Russian Deputy Defense Minister, General Valery Garasimov Vasilevich.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica