June 11, 2021
The below is attributable to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá to discuss the importance of bilateral, regional, and international efforts to promote democracy and human rights in Nicaragua. He highlighted our concerns regarding President Ortega’s arbitrary arrests of presidential candidates and attacks on independent media and civil society. The Secretary emphasized our desire to continue building upon the history of cooperation between the United States and Argentina in the promotion of human rights and democracy.