Nicaragua: Merchant Leader Irlanda Jerez says “You Can’t Silence People with Bullets”

Merchant Irlanda Jerez spent 329 days as a prisoner of the Ortega-Murillo regime. During that time, she was interrogated nude, beaten, tortured and groped by an official of the La Esperanza prison. She was released on Tuesday, June 11, but she was unable to return to her home in Managua because hours previously it had been sacked and occupied by the Ortega-allied paramilitary.

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Vilma Nunez: Ortega’s Self-Amnesty in Nicaragua Doesn’t Wipe the Slate Clean

The self-amnesty decreed by the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, with the rubber stamp of the National Assembly, cannot be a “clean slate and a fresh start”, after the serious violations of human rights and crimes against humanity committed by the regime, says the President of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), Vilma Nunez de Escorcia.

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From Luis Enrique to Luis Enrique: Songs for Nicaragua

The sixth literary festival “Centroamerica Cuenta 2019” closed in San Jose, Costa Rica with a “concert-talk show” by representatives of two generations from a family of musicians: Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Luis Enrique Mejia Lopez, who talked about their songs and about their lives as artists who have upheld the name of Nicaragua.

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