At the United Nations (UN) Assembly, President Gabriel Boric delivered his speech in which he spoke about sectarianism, risks to democracy and US intervention in Latin America, as well as reflecting on the lessons learned from the 50th anniversary commemoration. anniversary of the coup.
In his address to those present, the President criticized “the rise of intolerance,” which he described as a threat to the stability of democracy, with the message referring in particular to the groups “with an apparent majority” that are taking the place of “coups.”
“Fifty years after this tragedy that I describe to you, we accept our pain and face it. (…) Chile is a country that is making progress because we have learned lessons from our past. “We are reliving our past to build a better future,” Boric said.
In this sense, he said that countries must know how to “defend the progress in the rights of minorities, including those who are not a minority but a majority, such as women, whose progress and rights are undermined by sectarianism and fanaticism are threatened”. of different kinds.”
“It is an urgent and priority task to take care of democracy. We must stop the advance of intolerance and authoritarianism and firmly confront the misinformation that is corroding our democracies institutionally and without complexes,” the President noted.
He added: “We see with concern that today its loss or fragility may not be expressed in the coups of the 20th century, but rather takes on new forms, some of which even give the appearance of a majority.”
“Criticism of Ortega’s “dictatorial regime””
In his speech he also addressed Daniel Arteaga, leader of the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.
“Caring for democracy means caring for the frustrations, desires and needs of citizens (…) while always putting the collective interest above individual interests, especially the individual interests of those who have more power, including us Ruler.”
In this sense, the President said, “we defend full respect for human rights as a civilizational advance, regardless of which government is in power.” Immediately afterwards, he denounced “before this Assembly and the world” the persecution of all those who “think differently than the government of Mr. Ortega’s dictatorial regime in Nicaragua.”
In this country, according to President Boric, opponents of the regime “are not only forbidden to take part in elections, but they are also persecuted, deprived of their citizenship, their homes are searched and their political rights are deprived.”