The solution to the crisis is in Managua, not in Washington or Brussels, but Nicaraguans first need to fully regain their freedom.
“Everything an electoral process needs, in terms of freedom, pluralism, equal opportunity, has been swept away by the government…”
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 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.