Photo: Ortega and Gaddafi
In an announcement made yesterday by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s wife Rosario Murillo, Father Miguel Descoto Brockmann will represent Libyan interests at the UN. Father D’Escoto is Nicaragua’s former foreign minister and was selected by Libya because its own diplomat Ali Abdussalam Trek, couldn’t get a visa to enter the United States.
In her letter, Murillo said that Father D’Escoto “has received from President/Commander Daniel precise instructions to accept this nomination and represent the people and government of Libya in their struggle to re-establish peace and defend their legitimate right to resolve their national conflict without foreign interference.”
“At the same time, Father D’Escoto will support our Libyan brothers in their diplomatic battle to have their sovereignty and self-determination respected, currently abused by the (Great) powers, which once again attack the independence and peace of the people,” the statement said.
In Nicaragua, Ortega is overriding constitutional provisions that prohibit him from running for reelection while Gadhafi is the longest serving Arab ruler, approaching nearly 40 years in power.