DR takes a stand in regional country politics; Nicaragua demands respect for national sovereignty


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Feb 20, 2019

For decades, the Dominican Republic foreign policy has been to remain neutral in hot topics in neighboring countries. Recently, the Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez has used his twitter account to establish a country position on these internal affairs.

Recently, Alvarez condemned the arrest of Nicaraguan presidential pre-candidates, Cristiana Chamoro and Arturo Cruz. This has occurred five months before the general elections of 7 November 2021.

“The arrests of presidential pre-candidates Cristiana Chamorro and Arturo Cruz in Nicaragua are harassment of the opposition ahead of the November presidential elections. These anti-democratic measures indicate the creation of an atmosphere of intimidation and intolerance,” wrote Alvarez through a message posted on his Twitter account.

Alvarez also wrote: “The charges against Chamorro and Cruz and the cancellation...

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