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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...

The macabre calculations of Daniel Ortega with the COVID-19

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Nicaraguan economist Enrique Sáenz analyzed in his blog the management of dictator Daniel Ortega in the face of the health crisis in Nicaragua due to the COVID-19 pandemic and questioned: What is Ortega’s bet with this criminal management of the pandemic?   According to...

It’s Now “Official” Costa Rica’s Pain In The Arse, Eden Pastora, Has Died

(TODAY NICARAGUA) There is really no end as to how far the dictator Daniel Ortega will go to deny over and over that Nicaragua does not have a pandemic on its hands, that all is under control, there is no community contagion and that...

Active Citizens and Absent State in Nicaragua

Brazil and Nicaragua are the two Latin American countries that are still resisting the implementation of measures to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19. Presidents Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua have both repeatedly refused to adopt public health strategies in...

Nicaragua Approaches a Thousand Suspected Covid-19 Deaths

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The independent monitoring organization, “COVID-19 Citizen’s Observatory”, issued a report on Tuesday, June 2, in which it reported 4,217 total infections and 980 deaths from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest report from Nicaragua’s Citizen’s Observatory registers 4,217 suspected cases and 980 deaths...

The Nicaraguan Approach: Defy Science with Ignorance at the Helm

The newly released publication of guidelines the government has titled: “White book for the COVID-19 pandemic” demonstrates what independent scientists have been pointing out: in the face of the danger of the pandemic, the authorities have oscillated between gross ignorance and boastful triumphalism. The Ortega-Murillo...

Daniel Ortega’s negligence spreads the covid-19 in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Gregorio could not say goodbye to his father. When he found out that he was dead, men uniformed from head to toe in a white waterproof jumpsuit and face masks were already burying him in the northern cemetery of the city of...

Daniel Ortega’s wife lashes out against Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Without saying the name, Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua's vice-president and wife of the dictator Daniel Ortega, lashed out against Costa Rica. Speaking in the official media on Tuesday, Murillo said: "This situation is taking place in Central America, where thousands of families depend on the...

Number of recovered patients reveals that the Minsa has hidden cases of Covid-19 in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Here is a simple math exercise: how do you get 199 recovered patients of the Covid-19 when you had only 25 confirmed cases to begin with? In its official report on Tuesday, May 19, Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health assured that 199 Nicaraguans that...

Fundación Arias denounces ‘genocide’ in Nicaragua for mismanagement of the coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano (Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress) denounced that "the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship is taking advantage of the covid-19 pandemic to provoke a genocide driven by criminal negligence." This was stated this Wednesday during the...

Covid-19 cases went from 25 to 254 in one week in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) In a single week, the number of confirmed cases of the covid-19 in Nicaragua went from 25 to 254, while the official deaths rose from 8 to 17, as reported by the Minister of Health, Martha Reyes, this Tuesday, May 19. “During the...

Daniel Ortega blames Costa Rica for closing the border

Nicaragua's president,Daniel Ortega, in a live broadcast Monday evening accused Costa Rica of stopping the transit of goods through the Central American Isthmus for the measures implemented to prevent foreign truckers, infected with coronavirus, from spreading the disease in the country. In a not his...

Coronavirus in Nicaragua: Doctors warn of possible chaos due to the rapid spread of covid-19

Today Nicaragua, Managua. Inhabitants and doctors of Nicaragua fear that the country is on the verge of chaos due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, due to the lack of measures to contain it and official secrecy regarding infections in the country. The independent media,...

Nicaraguan Army takes measures to face the Covid-19 pandemic

(TODAY NICARAGUA) While the Daniel Ortega regime urges its supporters (fanatics) to normality amid the pandemic of the new SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Nicaraguan Army prepares and calls its members and the population to abide by the preventive measures made by the national and international...

Nicaragua releases 2,800 prisoners to house arrest to contain virus

Managua (AFP) Nicaragua released more than 2,800 prisoners to house arrest on Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates said there were no political prisoners among them. Nicaragua has reported only 25 coronavirus cases and 8 deaths, but civil society groups...

Without giving up diplomatically, Costa Rica takes measures in the face of the COVID-19 crisis in Nicaragua

Although it does not give up on diplomacy, Costa Rica is taking measures to prevent the social-health crisis in Nicaragua from impacting our territory. For example, covid-19 testing is now mandatory for cross-border truckers, with emphasis on the northern border with Nicaragua. Those truckers who test...

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

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...

Why did Ortega praise Costa Rica for COVID-19?

Rico's Digest - Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua, reappeared on Wednesday, April 15, after more than a month (34 days to be exact) of being seen in public, supposedly hiding out from his people, the world and the covid-19 coronavirus. The leader of the Sandinista...

Dictator Daniel Ortega reappears without any plan to face the Covid-19 pandemic

After 34 days of being absent from public and sparking speculation about his health, even rumors of his death, and his administration’s handling of the new coronavirus, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reappeared on Wednesday in public and assured that the country is fighting “patiently”...

Ortega orders purchase of alcohol gel and gloves to avoid coronavirus

Daniel Ortega risks Nicaragua an expansion of COVID-19 by not ordering health measures, while he signs the massive purchase of gloves and gel alcohol for use of those closest to him. In the photo, Rosario Murillo, vice-president of Nicaragua and wife of Daniel Ortega According to...

Daniel Ortega bests his record of absences in office: 30 days

Daniel Ortega has broken his own record of absences in office. After 30 days without any public appearance, the President of Nicaragua passing his longest absent period in the last two years. The absence of Ortega for more than four weeks, while his counterparts in...

The challenge of getting a Covid-19 test in Nicaragua

An American who lives in Nicaragua posted on Monday, April 6, on her social networks the difficulty of getting a Covid-19 test in the country, after she presented symptoms and because she lived in a place where mainly foreigners live. In Nicaragua, it is unknown...

Immigration and DIS rule out that Daniel Ortega has entered Costa Rica

Both, Costa Rica's Immigration and the Intelligence and Security Directorate (DIS) rule out that Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, has recently entered Costa Rica. According to the General Directorate of Migration and Immigration (DGME), Ortega, 74, does not present records of entry or exit...

The Invisible Man: Daniel Ortega Would Have Gotten Medical Treatment in Costa Rica, Report

Costa Rican journalist Glenda Umaña revealed on her official Facebook page details of the stealthy visit of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to Costa Rica's private hospital CIMA Hospital CIMA for treatment of an illness. Umaña pointed out in the post, "There is no immigration record...

Rico’s Covid-19 Digest: “Be Like Ortega,” The Viral Message in Nicaragua

The situation in Nicaragua is at its worst, a people that are slowly coming out of the April 2018 crisis, now embattled by the coronavirus pandemic. And where is its leader, the man that for decades Nicaraguans and loved and hated? I published this article...

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