“I accept with great humility this decoration on behalf of all brothers of Latin America and the Caribbean with whom I have worked for 50 years,” Gonsalves said after receiving the highest Nicaraguan distinction.
Vice President Rosario Murillo, upon explaining the reason for the decoration, highlighted the work done by the prime minister in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty.
Murillo also highlighted his performance in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States “as a space of struggle and anti-imperialist union to strengthen brotherhood and solidarity among our American peoples.”
She also underscored Gonsalves’ loyalty to the Government of the Sandinista National Liberation Front and its struggle for freedom, sovereignty, self-determination and independence.
The highest distinction bestowed by Nicaragua is conferred to national and foreign prominent figures in recognition to exceptional services rendered to the country or humanity.
The decoration took place as part of the activities for the 43rd anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution of 1979.