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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:09 AM

Nicaragua's Political Unrest and Its Unstable Future

April 19, 2018 was a normal Thursday for most Americans. But in Nicaragua it was a day of political uprising that has yet to subside.

The democratically elected president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was ready to pass a policy changing social security for the country. The change would have essentially required more money to be put in by Nicaraguans, while those already on social security pensions would be getting five present less.

“This proved to be the straw that broke the camels’ back for people who had been really frustrated with the kinds of undemocratic governing that they’ve seen developing in the Ortega administration for the last 11 years,” says Courtney Morris, associate professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

“Nicaragua has been on a path of authoritarian drift for more than a decade. We see this in the ways that Daniel Ortega has really consolidated his control over the government. He controls all four branches of the government. He controls the executive branch, he controls the court system, he controls the national police and he controls the national assembly. His party, the Sandinistas party, controls all of those institutions,” Morris says.

Read more: http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/nicaraguas-political-unrest-and-its-unstable-future/

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GatoGordo Jul 2018 #1

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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 08:31 AM

1. Curiously, the Sandinista Youth and Divine Mobs (Ortega) are the only ones with guns

 

yet their acolytes insist that the opposition is responsible for all of the shootings of students and poor people?

It wasn't 6 months ago that these same acolytes were touting the low crime rate of Nicaragua.

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