Miguel D’Escoto./ Photo: www.el19digital.com
The Diplomat. 10/06/2017
Nicaragua’s Embassy open yesterday the Book of Condolences in memory of former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto, who died last Thursday in Managua, at the age of 84, according to the Nicaraguan Embassy in Spain (read the communique in spanish).
The Book will remain open to the public on Monday and Tuesday, June 12 and 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all those wishing to pay their respects.
D’Escoto Brockmann was one of the most outstanding figures of the Sandinista Revolution. A priest, diplomat and politician, he was secretly admitted to the FSLN in 1975. From 1979 to 1990 he was foreign minister and from 2007 to 2011 he was special adviser for International Affairs of President Daniel Ortega.
Its most important achievement was the ruling of the International Court of Justice of The Hague, which in 1984 condemned the paramilitary activities of the United States against Nicaragua.
In 1984, because of his militancy in Liberation Theology and Sandinism, Pope John Paul II suspended him “a divinis” from the exercise of the priesthood. In 2014, Pope Francisco repealed this suspension.