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Ortega government accuses imprisoned opponents of receiving money from the United States to overthrow him

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan government assures that the imprisoned political opponents detained on charges of “inciting foreign intervention” are “usurpers” financed by the United States to overthrow President Daniel Ortega. Imprisoned opponents, accused to overthrow President Daniel Ortega and financed by the United States For...

Central America is back in the news for the wrong reasons, Costa Rica is once again the exception

QCOSTARICA - Osta Rica has been the epicenter of regional diplomacy in recent days. The successive visits of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, and the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, as well as the announcement that the...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they have committed, at a time when several opponents of Daniel Ortega’s government were arrested in recent days amid international criticism. Nicaragua’s...

Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister absent from the summit of Central American presidents

QCOSTARICA - The Daniel Ortega government sent its ambassador to Costa Rica, Duilio Hernández, as its representative to the summit of Central American presidents with the head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez. Hernández, who has been in office for three years, was the highest-level...

The U.S. and Democracy in Nicaragua

Q REPORTS (Council on Foreign Affairs) Democracy is being destroyed in Nicaragua. This has been the long-term project of Daniel Ortega, the country’s dictator, who has steadily undermined every independent institution there. He has attacked the free press. He has taken over the courts....

The US sanctions Nicaraguan Daniel Ortega’s daughter and close associates

TODAY NICARAGUA – The United States imposed economic sanctions on four Nicaraguan officials close to President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, including his daughter Camila Antonia Ortega Murillo, after a series of arrests of opponents denounced by Washington. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, his...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega against opponents as reprehensible after the government system controlled by the Sandinista leader arrested four presidential candidates in the last eight days. “Regarding the situation in Nicaragua, I...

Daniel Ortega undertook a hunt for presidential candidates and opponents

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an unprecedented persecution, the Daniel Ortega regime detained four presidential candidates in one week, a move that is part of the Ortega’s strategy to annihilate the opposition five months before the November 7 elections. Ortega regime undertook a hunt for presidential...

In Costa Rica, Antony Blinken says ‘Nicaragua is going in the opposite direction’

QCOSTARICA - Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, affirmed on Wednesday that the government of Daniel Ortega is moving "in the opposite direction", increasingly far from guaranteeing fair and fair elections to the population. free. In San José, Costa Rica, Blinken referred to the...

Ortega regime orders Cristiana Chamorro to house arrest

TODAY NICARAGUA – The regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo backed down and decided not to execute the order of the Ortega judge Karen Chavarría Morales, head of the Ninth Criminal District Court of Managua, who instructed the police of the dictatorship to...

Nicaragua: “The Truth is Under Assault”

(CONFIDENCIAL) The Ortega regime’s police raided this Thursday, May 20th, the recording studio of the Esta Semana and Esta Noche online TV programs, directed by journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro. The staff had temporarily settled in a small space in the Invercasa corporate center, after the...

The Economist Sees Ortega Clinging to Power

TODAY NICARAGUA (Confidencial) Six months before the general elections in Nicaragua, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicts that the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo will win the November 7 elections. The Intelligence Unit of The Economist warns of an increase in social unrest “before...

Nicaragua to renew electoral tribunal, amid claims for impartiality

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan Legislative Assembly, controlled by the ruling party, is preparing to renew the electoral tribunal, amid requests from civil society to guarantee the transparency of the general elections on November 7, where President Daniel Ortega is expected to seek a...

Order and tranquility, this is how voluntary vaccination against Covid-19 is developed in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – From the early hours of this Friday, seniors with chronic conditions came out voluntarily for the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19. At the Bertha Calderón hospital in Managua, those over 60 years of age arrive to be vaccinated with the certainty of feeling...

Daniel Ortega Among “Worst Leaders” During the Pandemic

TODAY NICARAGUA – Calling people into the streets for a festive parade “Love in the Time of Covid-19” earned Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo, top honors in the Washington Post’s list of “Worst Leaders” during the pandemic. An FSLN sympathizer...

“Nicaragua is not a Republic, it is a 16th century monarchy”

TODAY NICARAGUA – If he wins the presidency of Nicaragua, the first international trip that presidential candidate Arturo Cruz would make would be to Costa Rica. The INCAE Nicaragua professor since 1994 and a former Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States, fears that the Daniel...

Challenges facing a potential new government in Nicaragua

There will be those who feel it makes no sense to talk now about the dangers that a government that succeeds the Ortega dictatorship would encounter. They may be right, but I think that it is necessary to do so. Likewise, to talk about...

What would happen to Nicaragua if Ortega suddenly dropped dead right now?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Daniel Ortega is an autocrat who rules Nicaragua with an iron fist. Of course, he is democratically elected by the Nicaraguan people. Nevertheless, he leaves no room for the opposition to make sure that he retains absolute power. Illustration from Confidencial.com.ni If Ortega...

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega prepares his ‘re-election’

On November 7, Nicaraguans will go to the poll in elections lacking democratic guarantees, without minimum conditions to promote healthy competition for power. In the absence of unexpected events, the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo will perpetuate itself in control of the...

The train that does not disappear

The “PERMANENT LOOTING OF NICARAGUA” Caption: There is no one to get us off this train! From La Prensa Nicaragua

Ortega wants for Nicaragua to join the “international space community”

TODAY NICARAGUA – Daniel Ortega, seeks to place Nicaragua in the space race, with the creation of a “National Secretariat for Outer Space Affairs, the Moon and other Celestial Bodies”, according to a bill to be presented to the Ortega controlled Congress this Tuesday. For...

Daniel Ortega Fears the Emigrant Vote

TODAY NICARAGUA  – There are less than ten months to go to the 2021 general elections in Nicaragua, although they still haven’t been formally convened. For Nicaraguans living outside the country, political analyst Manuel Orozco warns, there’s no assurance they’ll be included. Sandinista Front won’t...

Daniel Ortega Eliminates Competition in 2021 Elections

TODAY NICARAGUA – On Friday, December 18, Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega sent a new “urgent” bill to the National Assembly. Called “defense of the people’s right to independence, sovereignty and self-determination for peace”, it prohibited the inscription of candidates that the regime considers “coup...

Fundación Arias report: Nicaraguan refugees have a high academic level, but live in precarious conditions in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Since 2018, many children, youth, and adults have left Nicaragua to seek refuge in Costa Rica for fear of threats from the government of Daniel Ortega However, their stay on Costa Rican soil has been marked by poverty, unemployment, and a variety of...

Ortega no longer has fresh petrodollars from Venezuela. And now what?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Much has been said about Venezuelan cooperation, except that it is over. The external cooperation report of the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) that during 2019 and the first half of 2020 shows zero transactions with what was once one of...

“Gag Law” approved by Ortega will enter into force in 60 days

TODAY NICARAGUA – The 70 votes of the ruling Frente Sandinista (Sandinista Front) in the National Assembly approved, without opposition, the Special Law on Cybercrimes, known as the “Ley Mordaza” (Gag Law), which aims to regulate content on the internet and silence the critical...

Ortega Murillo forutne “injured” after devastating blows by US sanctions

TODAY NICARAGUA – In less than two years, the sanctions issued by the United States have complicated and almost dismantled the financial framework that the Ortega regime built with funds from Venezuelan cooperation, outside of state control. Rosario Murillo and Daniel Ortega are the only...

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega Seeks New “Gag Law”, Prescribing Fines and Jail

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an escalation of their fight to silence critical voices, the Ortega regime now targets the opposition and independent media. The newly proposed “Special Cybercrimes Law” establishes punishments including jail time for such figures. These sanctions can be levied on citizens that,...

Maskless Ortega receives the Torch of Independence and raises Nicaragua flag

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Amid a strong police deployment, riot police and private security, dictator Daniel Ortega received this Saturday the flame of the “Torch of freedom and fraternity”, which runs through Central American countries, on the occasion of the 199th anniversary of the Independence of...

Nicaragua says it will produce Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

(QCOSTARICA) The Nicaraguan government announced that it is in negotiations with Russia to produce in its territory the vaccine against COVID-19 that the Russians developed and christened "Sputnik V". Through a press release issued by the Nicaraguan embassy in San José, the Ortega government said...

Ortega says he’s got the virus under control!

(TODAY NICARAGUA) On Sunday, July 22, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega made a rare appearance, at which he announced that the country’s death toll was low and that the pandemic had not affected Nicaragua’s health system – as had happened in “capitalist” countries. Ortega said agricultural...

Ortega proclaims “success” in his management of the pandemic

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Without offering an exit route to the political, economic and health crisis, dictator Daniel Ortega reappeared this Sunday for the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, after 39 days of absence from public view. Although for the first time he was seen momentarily...

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