Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties with Ecuador

On April 6, local time, the Nicaraguan government issued an announcement stating that Nicaragua would sever diplomatic relations with Ecuador immediately. In the announcement, the Nicaraguan government condemned the Ecuadorian police’s behavior of entering the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador on the 5th, saying that this was a flagrant violation of international law, and therefore announced that it would sever all diplomatic relations with the Ecuadorian government.

So far, there has been no response from Ecuador.

According to Ecuadorian media reports, on the evening of April 5, Ecuadorian security forces drove an armored vehicle into the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador and arrested former Ecuadorian Vice President Glas. The Ecuadorian presidential palace subsequently issued an announcement stating that security forces had arrested Glass.

Glass served as former President Correa’s deputy from 2013 to 2017. He has been in the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador since he applied for political asylum in Mexico on December 17 last year. Since then, the Mexican government has refused Ecuador’s request to enter the embassy and arrest Glass. . On April 5 this year, Mexico asked Grass to leave the country within the framework of the Diplomatic Asylum Convention. The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs subsequently issued a statement announcing that it would not provide safe passage for Grasse.