The civil unrest in Nicaragua has been declared a threat to the security of the region by the United States. Repression by the government of protests has risked the creation of a huge displacement of people similar to Venezuela and Syria.
More than 300 people have died and 2000 have been injured during police and armed groups crackdown. It had begun in April due to an abortive plan by the leftist government President Daniel Ortega which said of reducing welfare benefits.
These protests turned into broad opposition of Ortega. He was in office since 2007. He was also the president in the 1980s. He was a noteworthy Cold war antagonist of the United States in the civil war of Nicaragua.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that if the condition in Nicaragua becomes worse than it would increase migrants who are fleeing to neighboring countries.
The Nicaraguan government rejected the contention expressed by the Nicaraguan government. Later on, Ortega reminded a crowd of supporters that an “expansionist” history has been maintained by the United States in the Central American country.
Russian, Bolivian and Venezuelan representatives have also backed the government of Nicaragua in the argument about the situation in the country and they say that it is not undermining the stability of the region.
Nicaragua has been termed as the model of security in the region by Moncada about its fight against organized crime and that its inclusion on the topic has been a breach in international law.
A report was released by the UN human rights delegation which documented the violations of human rights in the recent months. It included the wrongful use of force and extrajudicial killings by the police, cases of disappearances, random detentions, torture and violence of sexual nature.
This delegation was expelled by the government shortly.