Irlanda Jerez, a leader of the merchants at Managua’s largest market, the Oriental, one of the sectors of society protesting against the Ortega government, was detained today by the police in Managua. Her whereabouts are unknown at this time.
The three diplomats hope the Swedish government will act in the UN, where it currently chairs the Security Council, and use the international tools at its disposal.
A new Cuban Constitution is being written by the “Revolution’s” own system as I myself type this article. However, there’s no reason to believe that it will include any of the real changes we Cubans need. Most of the Cuban people don’t understand the importance of this moment for the country
It’s taken us almost a year to discover what the Government was doing when it suddenly stopped issuing self-employment licenses, without any warning. New regulations have just been published and the government has also announced that it will take another six months before licenses are granted again
I am deeply saddened by the views of some politicians from the International Left when, in the name of anti-imperialism, they express their solidarity with Daniel Ortega’s corrupt and repressive government. I think they are suffering an ideological paralysis...
After six decades, Felipe Lazaro hasn’t stopped fighing against ruin and oblivion. He returns to his happy childhood in a Guines from yesteryear, the main town to the south of Havana, which finds itself in ruins today. His most recent book, “Invisibles triangulos de muerte” (2017), was recently published by Editorial Bethania.
Lia Villares is a Cuban artist who many people only bespeak for her political impact on the island’s artistic world. She is a writer, filmmaker, and was the bass player in the punk band Porno para Ricardo.
The Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez Joglar, popularly known as “Residente”, recently sent a message to protesters who are demanding the resignation of Daniel Ortega. In the message, he declared that those in Nicaragua who are unhappy should protest “to the end”.
The Nicaraguan Parliament, dominated by the Ortega family governing party, approved two laws on Monday to criminalize the ongoing protests now reaching three months.
About 200 university students, priests and journalists remained Saturday morning under siege today in a church in the capital of Nicaragua, surrounded by armed government paramilitaries, protected by the National Police, threatening to burn the temple.
On day #87 since the protests began in Nicaragua, thousands of Nicaraguans went out onto the streets of Managua and several departments in the country, to demonstrate once again their repudiation of Daniel Ortega’s government.