OAS demands “immediate” release of presidential hopefuls from Nicaragua prison

THE OAS adopted a resolution that easily cleared the 18-vote hurdle needed for passage, garnering the support of 26 of the 34 countries that are active members of the organization.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite their differences over the situation in Nicaragua, a broad majority of 26 countries joined together Tuesday, June 15, in the Organization of American States (OAS) to demand that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega "immediately" release jailed presidential candidates.

The OAS adopted a resolution that, without mentioning Ortega by name, calls for "the immediate release of the presidential candidates and all political prisoners."

The initiative, pushed by Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, Paraguay and Peru, easily cleared the 18-vote hurdle needed for passage, garnering the support of 26 of the 34 countries that . . .

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