Mayor Bermudez to Present U.S. Conference of Mayor’s with Resolution to Support the People of Nicaragua

 

 

In September 2021, Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez will assist the 89th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors where he will urge his colleagues to adopt a resolution to support the people of Nicaragua, and hold the Ortega-Murillo regime accountable for undermining democracy, violating the rule of law, and committing Human Rights abuses in Nicaragua.

The announcement was made by Mayor Bermudez on June 18th following a closed meeting with Florida State Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez, the Doral City Council, and key community group leaders to discuss the democracy crisis in Nicaragua.

“I’ve dedicated many years to fighting for human rights and combatting the violation of freedoms in my native country of Cuba, as well as in neighboring countries like Venezuela and Nicaragua,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “The time is now for leaders in the United States to come together and respond to the current situation in Nicaragua in support of so many that have unfortunately suffered at the hands of Daniel Ortega’s regime.”

 

Actions requested from the United States Government:

 

–           Work on a multilateral effort to reject the Ortega-Murillo regime’s assault on democracy and demand the immediate release of opposition, civil society, and private sector leaders in Nicaragua.

 

–           Support for the Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act, that addresses the corruption by the Nicaraguan Ortega-Murillo government and family, as well as human rights abuses perpetrated by Nicaraguan security forces. The RENACER Act additionally requires the U.S. government to increase sanctions coordination with Canada and the European Union, as well as bolster intelligence reporting on Russian activities in Nicaragua.

 

–           Build on applying the Magnitsky Act to more Nicaraguan government officials and cronies.

 

–           Apply H.R.1918 – Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA). 

 

–           Increase sanctions, per Section 5 of the Nicaraguan Human Rights and Anticorruption Act.

 

–           Expel Nicaragua from the US-CAFTA-DR Free Trade Agreement.

 

–           Expand aggressive oversight of lending programs to Nicaragua.

 

–           Investigate the assets and holdings in the United States of members of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces.

 

–           Investigate irregular activities of Nicaraguan consular and diplomatic officers in the United States.

 

–           Officially declare the “Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional” (FSLN) as a terrorist organization.

 

–           Request the International Court of Justice for Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo to be tried for crimes against humanity.

 

–           Call on the Organization of American States and member states to apply articles 20 and 21 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

 

–           Call on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to continue documenting violations and take further actions.

 

One thought on “Mayor Bermudez to Present U.S. Conference of Mayor’s with Resolution to Support the People of Nicaragua

  • July 15, 2021 at 7:48 pm
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    When you have corrupt , abusive communist regimes in Latin America , Miami;s Cuban politicos complain and rightfully so because these regimes are a disaster but NOT A PEEP when you have the same abuse / corruption in right wing regimes .

    I guess the key is simply not to call yourself a communist .

    Btw I like Bermudez ( he is not a hypocrite ) but the Miami Senators / Congress bunch are rather selective as far as who they condemn and I am being very kind to them by just saying this .

    Brazil’s President comes to mind as one of my ” look the other way ” typical Miami examples .

    ” On Thursday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians once again witnessed the horrific and savage consequences of that approach, one that strongly echoes that of Filipino strongman Rogerio Duterte. Duterte has become globally notorious (and domestically popular) for championing extra-judicial police slaughter that kills drug dealers and law-abiding, working-class residents alike. Bolsonaro, an admirer of authoritarianism wherever it emerges, has for years been eager to import that model to Brazil.

    In Jacarezinho—one of Rio’s largest favelas where I grew up and my family still lives—police entered at dawn on May 6 with the stated goal of arresting drug traffickers. The invading force resembled more an army at war than a conventional police operation. They used armored helicopters, tank-like vehicles, and around two hundred heavily armed officers.

    By the time they left nine hours later, at least twenty-nine people were dead. One of the dead was a police officer, the rest lived in the favela. Bolsonaro’s Vice President, Gen. Hamilton Mourão, immediately claimed, without presenting any evidence, that all the dead were “gang members.”

    It was the deadliest police operation in the city’s history. Two people riding a nearby subway were wounded by stray bullets. Many of Jacarezinho’s 40,000 residents spent the day locked in their homes utterly terrorized by police forces claiming to bring security to their lives as they invaded a home of a family unrelated to the drug trade, and shot in front of their 9-year-old daughter an unarmed man who had fled into the house”

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