Businessmen condemn dissolution of employers in Nicaragua

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) condemned this Tuesday the dissolution of the main dome Nicaraguan employer and expressed solidarity with the business community of that country “in the face of the abuses they experience.”

The “arbitrary action of the Government of Nicaragua to deprive the Superior Council of Private Enterprise of Nicaragua (COSEP)and the 18 associations and chambers that make it up, of its legal status” is a “clear violation of the right to free enterprise and competition”said the CCIAP in a statement.

This government measure “adds to multiple arbitrary actions that have been taking place in recent months, and it is time for this to be denounced internationally,” said the president of the CCIAP, Marcela Galindo.

The CCIAP urged that “the respected principles and values, as well as the freedoms and rights of the noble Nicaraguan people“, according to the statement.

“Because of the commitment that we maintain with the institutionality and democracy, we raise our voice in the face of the violations of the rights and guarantees that the Nicaraguan people currently suffer,” he said.

He The government of Sandinista Daniel Ortega dissolved Cosep on Monday, the main employers’ leadership in Nicaragua, after 32 years of existence, being the hardest blow against the business chambers.

According to him Ministry of the Interiorthe chambers that were registered as non-governmental organizations did not complete the registration validation process or presented inconsistencies in the information.

Among others, they mentioned variations in unjustified accounts, differences in balances without support in accounts, and that they did not report details of income and expenses.

The National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep) of Panama deplored on Monday what happened to the Consep and considered it “a blow to free enterprise, part of the irrational escalation of Daniel Ortega against civil society”, in addition to assessing that “its objective is to eliminate any vestige of opposition to its policies”.

Nicaragua has been going through a political and social crisis since April 2018, which worsened after the controversial general elections of November 7, 2021, in which Ortega was re-elected for a fifth term, fourth in a row and second along with his wife, Rosario Murilloas vice president, with her main contenders in prison or in exile.

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