With less than eighty days to go before the November 6 elections, there’s almost no electoral propaganda on the streets of Managua and the country’s principal cities. Even the official propaganda, which has been a permanent fixture during the ten years of Comandante Daniel Ortega’s rule, is sparser than at other times. Beside the main roadways, the giant pink billboards have lost their original glow.
A slight deterioration in weather conditions over the weekend is expected, thereby increasing the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures will be between 32 and 34° C (90 and 93 F) and the lows ranging between 23 and 25° C (73 and 77 F).
In an unexpected order of command, 18 generals of the Venezuelan Armed Forces will assume the onslaught against shortages of basic foods and medicines plaguing the oil rich country, extending the militarization of the entire chain of distribution of consumer goods.
Cuban President Raul Castro warned writers and artists of the island that Cuba is “threatened” by a “global wave of colonization” and “subversive projects” in the realm of culture.
Cuba’s monopoly telecommunications company, Etecsa, announced on Monday an agreement for direct interconnection with the US giant AT&T for the exchange of international voice traffic between the two countries.
Yulieski Gourriel, the top Cuban league baseball player before obtaining a major league contract earlier this year, is expected to get his first chance on Sunday with the Houston Astros.
Cuban boxers Robeisy Ramírez and Arlen Lopez added today two gold medals for the Cuban Olympic team by winning their final matches in Rio de Janeiro.
Discus thrower Denia Caballero also won a bronze medal, who in spite of a last minute injury was able to climb up onto the podium of her specialty.
Gen. Julio Cesar Aviles, head of the Nicaraguan army, assured the public that the acquisition of 50 Russian T72 model tanks does not represent a US $80 million debt for Nicaragua, as the Moscow press asserted last April on the Sputnik news agency’s website.
This coming 7-day period will be very hot and will partially cloudy days. During the evenings showers and thunderstorms will occur, as a result of daytime convection and high humidity.