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Ortega sacks Nicaragua's new ambassador to Cuba, Siddharta Marin, who held office for 11 days

Ortega sacks Nicaragua’s new ambassador to Cuba, Siddharta Marin, who held office for 11 days

By Presidential Agreement No. 204-2021, published on Monday, December 6, in the Official Gazette, Daniel Ortega rescinded the appointment of Siddharta Francisco Marin Arraoz as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nicaragua to Cuba.

Marín Araús held the position for only 11 days, being appointed on November 24, when Ortega fired Luis Cabrera Gonzalez, who had held the position for 14 years.

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“The revocation of the appointment of Comrade Siddhartha Francisco Mayen Arroz to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Nicaragua before the Government of the Republic of Cuba; contained in Presidential Agreement No. Monday.

Again, appointed for a short time

In August 2018, Marine Araús was appointed Permanent Representative with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations (UN) where he lasted less than a month, but retained the position of Ortega’s Advisory Minister for Policies and International Affairs.

He previously served as ambassador to Ecuador and performed diplomatic functions in Peru. Prior to Ortega’s return to the government, Marin worked as an official in the State Department.

According to the website of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC), Marin is still recognized as Minister Adviser to the President of the Republic for Policies and International Affairs, a position he was appointed to in August 2018.

Changes in Nicaragua’s representation in Cuba occurred shortly after the Ortega regime’s decision Free visa for Cuban citizens“Promoting trade and tourism exchanges and human family relations,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior said.

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Cuban Ambassador presents his credentials

On the other hand, the new Cuban ambassador to Nicaragua, Jorge Luis Mayo Fernandez, on Monday presented copies of the letters of credit to the regime’s advisor, Denis Moncada Colindris, according to the official 19 Digital Media agency.

As of Monday, Mayo Fernandez has begun to fulfill his duty as Cuba’s diplomatic chief in Nicaragua, Moncada said.

Jorge Luis Mayo Fernandez and Denis Moncada Colindris. Taken from 19 Digital.

“I repeat our desire, all our support, all our feelings, and that we bear a high responsibility, with great pride to be in this country, where we have built so many historical ties and brotherhood, we will build and defend at any cost,” said the Cuban ambassador.