Spain Will Grant Nationality to all “Stateless” Nicaraguans


The extension of this humanitarian gesture was communicated by the Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, to Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramírez

By Confidencial

HAVANA TIMES – The Government of Spain extended the offer to grant Spanish nationality to the 94 Nicaraguan citizens who, this week, were declared “stateless” by the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. These including human rights defender Vilma Núñez ; the writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli; and the director of Confidencial and Esta Semana, Carlos Fernando Chamorro, and his wife Desirée Elizondo.

The offer by the Spanish Government is extended “to any citizen of Nicaragua who in the future may be left stateless due to the decisions” of the Ortega Executive.

The Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares, communicated the decision of this humanitarian gesture to Sergio Ramírez, who in turn wrote a letter to the President of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, as confirmed this Friday by the Ministry in an official statement.

This offer is in addition to the one made on February 10th by Sánchez to the 222 people expelled from Nicaragua and whose Nicaraguan nationality was withdrawn.

Last week, the Spanish Government had explained that “the procedure that will be used is the granting of Spanish nationality by naturalization letter, is to prevent them from being stateless.”

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