The Council of Ministers has approved at its meeting this Friday, at the proposal of the Minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado, the granting of Spanish nationality by letter of nature to the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez and the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu.
In the case of the film director, explains in a note the Department of Justice, "their multiple emotional and family ties" with Spain are recognized, "since his wife and children already have Spanish nationality."
"At the same time, their professional activities have accentuated this link, an example of which is the collaboration with RTVE and Televisió de Catalunya in the film beautiful, proposal for 8 Goya awards and that helped to strengthen the cultural and artistic image of our country abroad, "adds Justice.
As regards Sergio Ramírez, Cervantes Prize (2017), concur as "exceptional circumstances" their "special relationship" with Spain and participation in cultural institutions such as the Royal Academy of Language, the Board of Trustees of the Cervantes Institute, the Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library or the Vargas Llosa Chair.
In addition, Ramírez "has expressed his desire to reside in Spain permanently or for long periods, taking into account the situation of insecurity and political instability in Nicaragua."
The modality of acquisition of nationality by nature letter is granted on a discretionary basis when it is considered that exceptional circumstances occur in the interested party and after processing a file for each particular case.
Subsequently, the applicant must swear or pledge allegiance to the king and obedience to the Constitution and the laws and renounce his previous nationality, except the natives of Ibero-American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal or the Sephardim.