Carlos Ponce, director of Freedom House in Latin America, indicates that the Government of Nicaragua has a lot to hide and that is why it hinders the work of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI).

Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS considers that “more than dialogue, Nicaragua needs elections”.

Carlos Alvarado, president of Costa Rica in a message broadcast on national television, urged Costa Ricans to advocate for “good sense”, not fall on to provocations and calls to “hatred” against Nicaraguan migrants.

According to data from the General Directorate of Immigration and Foreigners of Costa Rica, 74% of refugee claims are Nicaraguans.

The exodus from Venezuela and Nicaragua causes xenophobic outbreaks in the region and increases migratory pressure.

Representatives of Human Rights Watch points out that the OAS working group must rigorously monitor the human rights situation in Nicaragua.

Javier Sancho, former Ambassador of Costa Rica in Nicaragua, blames the Government of his country for not taking the necessary measures in the face of the large number of migrants who have fled the socio-political crisis.

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, Archbishop of Managua and president of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (CEN), supports the work of the IACHR and ensures that they do not issue false reports.

The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) condemns and rejects the Government’s report on the work of the IACHR.

Family members of Ken Steve Torrez Arteaga, denounce that he was kidnapped by paramilitary groups while participating in the blue and white caravan towards Masaya.

Gustavo Mohme, president of the Inter-American Press Association (SIP), opines that Ortega thinks that eliminating the independent press will govern a Nicaragua that does not exist. “There is a Nicaragua that from my perspective it is expressing vigorously, despite the deaths.”

Collective of Costa Rican organizations calls for the march “In Costa Rica, solidarity is more” for next Saturday, August 25th, a week after the xenophobic attacks against Nicaraguans.

Students of the Faculty of Education and Languages of the UNAN Managua reject reprisals against the university community and repudiate the arbitrary dismissal of teachers from that faculty.

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