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 repressive onslaught aimed at eliminating all political competition from the November 7th elections began five weeks ago, on May 20th.
This onslaught responds to the regime’s determination to remain in power at any cost, without democracy and free elections.
Nicaraguans have a right to demonstrate to recover their freedom of assembly and mobilization, and demand the suspension of the police state.
As in 2018, the police arrived with no legal mandate. They were simply carrying out orders issued by their supreme chief, Daniel Ortega.
We’re facing an election without guarantees or electoral reforms, and with tightened Ortega-Murillo control over the electoral apparatus.
Unity in action around an opposition electoral alliance is the only way to defeat Ortega and dismantle the dictatorship.
A Health official tells the senior citizens: “Thanks to this government’s political good will, we’ll be giving you the Covishield vaccine.”
The politics of denial and negligence fostered the spread of COVID-19. It left countless deaths in the pandemic’s first year in Nicaragua.