Author: Richard Roth | CNN
Image: Nicaragua has been the scene of protests and violence since spring. | CNN
US Ambassador Nikki Haley, the current council president, overcame objections by several countries to even formally hold the public session on Wednesday.
The United States, United Kingdom, France and others denounced Nicaragua’s government for human rights violations, while Russia, China and Bolivia said the Nicaragua issue should not be part of the Security Council’s agenda, because it doesn’t, in their opinion, threaten international peace and security, the bedrock of council activities.