Carlos F. Chamorro: “This threat is destined to fail, because they can never confiscate independent journalism.”
By eliminating the November elections, Ortega accelerated his crisis of legitimacy, in defiance of the national and international community.
By jailing his principal political competitors, Ortega also destroyed the legitimacy of the November elections.
A solution begins by repudiating the reelection of Ortega, obtaining the release of all political prisoners & a lifting of the police state.
The November 7th elections have already been obliterated, due to Ortega’s and Murillo’s fears of submitting to the popular will.
The script for the drama unfolding in Nicaragua has everything: surrealism, satire, farce and tragedy. The title I’d suggest would be “Taboo”.
The repressive onslaught aimed at eliminating all political competition from the November 7th elections began five weeks ago, on May 20th.
Carrion believes that the witch hunt launched by the Ortega regime is aimed at accumulating hostages, to force a negotiation with the USA.
“My wife Desiree Elizondo and I left Nicaragua to protect our freedom. The exercise of journalism and reporting the truth is not a crime.”
This onslaught responds to the regime’s determination to remain in power at any cost, without democracy and free elections.