Saturday 18 September 2021

Since April 2018 there is a new Nicaraguan: the one who does not expect anything from Ortega

Paying the bills

Latest

What are we celebrating?

QCOSTARICA - From the gallows humor department is the...

Sala IV rejects covid patient’s claim for Caja to pay the cost of a private hospital

QCOSTARICA - A claim made by a family against...

Finally, migrant population in Costa Rica will be vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - After complaints raised by migrants because they...

Costa Rica is the Main Exporter of Palm Oil in 2020

QCOSTARICA - In 2020, Costa Rica was the largest...

Uruguay considers allowing tourists to buy marijuana

Q24N - The first country in the world to...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 18: “ODD” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - Starting today, September 18, we go back...

500 Intel drones illuminated the night of celebration of the Bicentennial of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - During the celebration of the Bicentennial of...
Paying the bills

Share

With pain, as is usual when a woman delivers a baby, a new citizen has been born in Nicaragua. One that is more committed to the country, which does not silence the injustices of the politicians, has unmasked the Daniel Ortega regime and does not believe anything fand does not expect anything from it.

Young people were the main protagonists of the social protests that began on April 18, 2018, against the Daniel Ortega regime. LA PRENSA / O. NAVARRETE

A self-convened citizen, who has had the guts to denounce the abuses of Orteguismo at the international level, demands a new political culture and, if that were not enough, has also revalued the national symbols, claimed characters and wagers for a change by peaceful means.

Sociologists Cirilo Otero and Manuel Ortega Hegg reached these conclusions, today, April 18, two years after the social outbreak in the country and whose response by the regime was a brutal repression that shed so much blood, mourned thousands of families and sent more people into exile.

- Advertisement -

Some 100,000 Nicaraguans let the country, not knowing when they would be able to come back and hug their loved ones.

Otero explains that with the social struggle two years ago there is a watershed. In other words, you can talk about the Nicaragua of before April 18, 2018, and the Nicaragua from that date.

“It changed the structure of Nicaraguan social and political thought,” he says and gives a current example of this new citizen: with the coronavirus, the people have designed protocols and put them into practice to protect themselves.

“If we had been listening to the government or to Mr. Ortega, in the worst case, it would have led us into the abyss,” he maintains.

The citizen rebellion as a historic peaceful struggle that changes the way of overthrowing a bad government only by arms. Sociologists Cirilo Otero and Manuel Ortega Hegg

According to Ortega Hegg, from that turbulent April, the demand for an ethical and honest policy in political operators, parties and leaders is also inherited. Also consistency and coherence between what is said and done. The rescue of national symbols such as blue and white; Sandino, who is no longer kidnapped by Ortega and recovers himself for what he is, a national hero. For all.

Of this conquest to which Ortega Hegg refers, there is a very representative fact. To do this, we looked to May 2018, in full social protests against the regime. The effigy of Sandino, placed at the entrance to his hometown, Niquinohomo, leaving behind the colors red and black (colors of the Sandinista party) and becomes blue and white (colors of Nicaragua).

- Advertisement -

This action undertaken by a group of self-summoned people portrays that civic struggle for the emancipation of the caudillo (political leader).

“A central issue, it seems to me, is this process that indicates not only a way of doing politics, but of doing it peacefully. That is new in the history of Nicaragua.

“In history, government changes have always been by violence, armed means, and somehow they keep repeating, that the one who overthrew the other through violence, must be overthrown in the same way. That process and the enormous coherence of the citizen movement demanding that the change be made by peaceful means seems extraordinary to me”, explains Ortega Hegg.

Lessons and transformations

Otero acknowledges that after these two years of resistance, raised fist and screams at the top of their lungs; persecution, jail, and spilled blood, there are lessons learned: that there must be no frustration because after all Ortega continues with his iron hand.

- Advertisement -

“In terms of social history there are transformations in the long term. Nothing short-term,” he clarifies.

For his part, Ortega Hegg says that the essence of civic protest is kept alive “but it has adapted to the conditions, we are in a reality of absolute repression where the minimum expression of these new values and this desire for change are not allowed.

“Obviously it forces one to look for new ways of expressing it. This is a movement that was born on social networks and that should not be forgotten. That is new in Nicaragua and it is a movement that has recovered social networks to do politics again, not just the streets,” concluded Ortega Hegg.

Source: La Prensa

Article originally appeared on Today Nicaragua and is republished here with permission.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Q24N
Q24N is an aggregator of news for Latin America. Reports from Mexico to the tip of Chile and Caribbean are sourced for our readers to find all their Latin America news in one place.

Related Articles

Organizer of march in Costa Rica against Daniel Ortega injured in ‘targeted attack’

QCOSTARICA - The young Nicaraguan opponent against Daniel Ortega in exile...

Ortega calls on citizens not to stay “locked up” at home

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, underestimates ‘new Covid outbreak’,...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Article originally appeared on Today Nicaragua and is republished here with permission.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.