HAVANA TIMES – One point few people in Nicaragua – from the government to the opposition – disagree on, is who is the country´s most powerful person. There’s little doubt that Rosario Murillo calls most of the shots for the entire regime.
Murillo gives a speech every day of the week, broadcast over the government and family owned media. She has many titles: First Lady, Vice President, Government Coordinator and Head of Communications.
Murillo is accused, along with her husband, President Daniel Ortega of committing crimes against humanity in the killing, wounding, jailing and torturing of thousands of Nicaraguans during the last year of civic rebellion. The accusations have been well substantiated by numerous international and national human rights organizations.
However, the image Murillo projects is quite the opposite. As she constantly defends the family dynasty, she speaks incessantly of God, peace, and love. Here are her own words from the government website on April 29, 2019.
Comrade Rosario Murillo: We are Restoring Peace
From the Nicaraguan Government’s Website (el19digital)
Vice President Comrade Rosario Murillo said on Monday that Nicaragua is moving forward in the mission of restoring peace, advancing on paths of employment and security, and continuing on the route of blessings, prosperity and victories.
After reading the Psalm “Praise for the eternal mercy of Jehovah,” Comrade Rosario noted that: “God’s mercy is forever “and “God wants us to live as brothers and sisters with joy, with hope, hope held high, restoring us, inspiring us, encouraging us and advancing with the good of all, with the heart and forever in his Mercy.”
“We had a nice weekend: concerts in many places, parties, horse shows, sporting events, lots of recreation and a lot of blessing. Because we are able to coexist harmoniously, fraternally, family wise, as children of God all, and forever is his mercy,” she added.
“This is the mission that we are living in our Nicaragua, that we are traveling in our Nicaragua. It is a deeply spiritual mission, restoring the soul of Nicaraguans, of all together, invoking God every day, knowing that forever is his mercy and preparing to continue walking with faith and hope growing, and trust in God growing because we know that we are children of his mercy, that God does not forsake, that God protects, that God is just and that forever is his love and mercy,” affirmed Comrade Rosario Murillo.
“God fills our hearts with light, our souls, our eyes to see. And the vision we all have of our Nicaragua is of restoration, we are restoring, recovering, strengthening peace. We are restoring, recovering, strengthening the love, the culture of meeting, of peace, of understanding, of affection from families and the community. We are striving every day to advance in security, work and peace to continue the routes of blessing, prosperity and victories,” assured vice president comrade Rosario Murillo.
Editor’s Note: Meanwhile, the political prisoners, including journalists Miguel Mora and Lucia Pineda, and the hundreds of others waiting in vain for their agreed upon release, would like to enjoy some of the mercy Murillo speaks so repetitively of, not to mention the “parties, horse shows, sporting events, lots of recreation and a lot of blessings”.