The writer Gioconda Belli will accept the Chilean nationality offered by the South American government after being stripped of her Nicaraguan nationality by the government of Daniel Ortega, the Chilean Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday.
Despite the sad circumstances, “it is an honor that this tremendous Nicaraguan poet, writer and feminist accepts to be Chilean,” Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola posted on Twitter along with a photograph where she is seen talking on the phone and added “excited to speak this morning with my dear friend” Belli.
The chancellor thus officially confirmed the news that Belli herself had given to Radio Cooperative noting that “I have many friends and people I love in Chile and that is why I am going to take Chilean nationality. If there is another country that I feel with all my heart as close, it is Chile”.
He added that “Chile has a deep bond with Nicaragua, from Rubén Darío to Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Marcela Serrano, Carla Guelfenbein.” We Nicaraguans are going to continue fighting “for democracy, for freedom, we are not going to be intimidated and we are going to continue dreaming of a free country,” she added.
A week ago Ortega declared “traitors to the homeland” 94 opponents and critics, including the writers Sergio Ramírez and Belli, as well as journalists and human rights defenders, whose nationality was withdrawn and their real estate confiscated.
The incident occurred just days after the release and exile of 222 imprisoned opponents They were sent to the United States on a plane provided by the Joe Biden government.
Source: VOA Español