Writer Sergio Ramírez took Ecuadorian citizenship after the Nicaraguan regime revoked his nationality.

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Writer Sergio RamirezWhose rule is the Nicaraguan dictator? Daniel Ortega The Nicaraguan nationality was revoked last week With nearly 100 people, Accepted for Ecuadorian citizenshipThe Ecuadorian Presidency announced this Friday.

In a statement issued by the President of Ecuador, William LazoRamírez affirmed that he was “a distinguished writer, as well as a man who showed through his life that the struggle for democracy and human rights is natural to our destiny in Latin America.”

In earlier days, Ramírez had received other offers from the Ibero-American governments to adopt their respective nations. Spain, Chile and Colombia.

The statement elaborates that the ceremony to grant Ramírez Ecuadorian citizenship will take place at a date closer to the agreed upon date.

With this move, Lasso pledged that “Ecuador recognizes its struggle for independence, the struggle of every Latin American who loves his people,” which he relayed to Ramírez in a telephone conversation.

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez speaks at the presentation of his book “Tongolale does not know how to dance” in the framework of the 35th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL) held today in Guadalajara, Mexico (EFE/Francisco Guasco).

Winner of prestigious literary awards like Alfaguara And this Cervantes During his career as a writer, Ramírez also undertook extensive political travel in his native Nicaragua. Became Vice President of the country during the first term of Daniel Ortega (1985-1990).

It was part of it Board of National Restructuring Government Anastasio Sornoza (1979) After the victory of the Sandinista revolution against the dictatorship, he headed the bench of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN) and became a presidential candidate in 1996 for the Sandinista Renewal Movement, which broke away from the FLSN. .

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Since the 2018 protests, he has been in the crosshairs of the Ortega regime, along with other opponents.

In September 2021, an arrest warrant was issued against Ramírez while he was in Spain, and he was among 94 Nicaraguan nationals extradited by the court this month. Gioconda Belli and Bishop Silvio Pace.

Nicaragua has been experiencing a political and social crisis since April 2018, after controversial general elections on November 7, 2021, in which Ortega was re-elected for a fifth term, a fourth in a row and a second term with his wife, Rosario Murillo, as vice president, with his main rivals in prison or exile.

A dozen anti-Nicaragua organizations this Thursday thanked a section of the international community for their solidarity with Nicaraguans declared stateless by the Central American country’s authorities.

We express our gratitude to allied countries such as Spain, Argentina, the United States, Chile and Mexico for granting citizenship and solidarity to more than 317 people exiled by the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship. , the companies pointed out in a public statement.

(with information from EFE)

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