“The option to relocate comes first. Stay fourth or fifth”. Journalist நிகரகுவான் The “La Prinza” newspaper that responds to us wants not to publish his name: this Sunday 7 Daniel Ortega He will take power for the fourth time in a row, and retaliation against dissidents will continue to be daily bread.
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Because the cards have been on the table for a long time. “We already know who will win the election: Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo. As opponents have said again, these are not elections, just fraudulent work”.
It is true that there are parties that claim to be aspiring for the presidency, but it is “Phantomime”. This is how a journalist qualifies for the situation Manor Salazar, Who remembers who was in charge of the regime Arrested A “Seven Presidential Believers“Cancel uncomfortable political parties, as well as”Businessmen, farmers, students and journalists”.
There is no election campaign. “Everything was different, nothing like other countries where there are real elections”, Says Salazar.
“Compared to 2016, when Ortega even went to the provinces, there was nothing when he left ‘Bunker del Carmen’. The increasingly depreciating processes that culminate in this electoral mockery came later”.
Because inside Nicaragua No one knows who will win this election Sunday November 7 Salazar notes that the official media expects Ortega to win with 80% of the vote. The most important question is what will happen to the country once the dictator re-establishes his power.
Criticisms and counter-voices?
Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo are unlikely to step down. Given the large amount of information from the Central American country, it should be assumed that Ortega will continue to dominate. Nicaragua.
With this in mind, it is worth asking what will happen to the opposition.
Salazar explains that you have to be very careful when trying to identify her. According to him, the opposition in the country is, in fact, a collaborator, which is the direct opposite of the gathering. Blue and white national unity O la Citizens Alliance, For example.
Ortega was in charge. “Cut off her head”At the point of sending them to jail. “From the persecution, part of it was deported, from where they constantly demanded sanctions or action”.
“For example, this week a group of national and international organizations called for the creation of an investigation mechanism into the 2018 massacre and repression, but also on the organizations that were key to Ordega coming to power.”.
In this regard, the press “Press“Immigrants of the dissidents are marching,” he added Costa Rica, United States Oh Spain, “Trying to integrate”. “The thirst for democracy and freedom is, in all senses, mobilization, expression, the greatest”.
But domestically, the possibilities of a march like the one that happened in 2018 – left more than its repression. 300 people died And 150 people were imprisoned Accused “Criminals And Coups”- Not in practice. Ordega has ordered a practical police siege, so Salazar notes that anyone attempting to stage a protest will be arrested.
“We hope they will charge you or imprison you for three weeks and release you”.
“Anyway, I would say that resistance is declining due to oppression and repression.”.
No money and no help
A Nicaragua Uncertainty runs through it, but on all fronts, perhaps the economy is the most serious. This Wednesday, United States Congress Approved the project The law of reincarnation (Strengthening Nicaragua’s adherence to the conditions for electoral reform).
The author of the law, The Democrat Bob Menendez, Announced:
“We are not going to be idle when his rule confirms the third dictatorship in Latin America”.
S signature only President Joe Biden Barriers must be established “Severe“To the Ordega government.
“An amendment to the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Central America (Cafta) is also pending.“,” La Brenza “adds the journalist.
“The economy of Nicaragua Is in decline. It will be very difficult to survive. We are not an oil rich country like Venezuela. We are a poor country. It helps a lot to think about this. I may lose my job after the election”.
In this regard, Salazar adds: “We do not know whether the EU is going to abandon trade agreements by ignoring Ordega as its formal president. But it will only be visible in the first semester next year”.
Although the international community understands sanctions as an ethical measure, it is a double-edged sword.
“With all this, he begins to think about how difficult it is for people who need work. This can lead to more people asking for money on the streets or accelerating other social problems such as crime or health.”Adds Salazar.
“In public, Ortega said he would take a step towards negotiations after the election. Big capital, five big entrepreneurs to see if NicaraguaThey like to sit down and negotiate. Morally, the burden is too much for those who agree that we are going to sit down and talk with Ortega”.
Country without citizens
The expulsion of Nicaraguans is a fact. According to Reuters, remittances increased between 2017 and 2020. “A 33%”,”$ 1.1851 billion“, Near Representation”15% of the country’s GDP”,”One of the highest percentages in Latin America”.
Salazar says he has recently spoken with many to find out what their plans are for the future if the country continues on the same path. Answers They are going to look for work in other latitudes, maybe scholarships.
Others said they were worried about their health (“There is no vaccination program against the corona virus”) That too, although they did not plan to leave the country, they did plan to go elsewhere for vaccination.
However, health travel is also at risk.
“La Brenza” journalist recalls “Long lines have recently formed along the border with Honduras, where Nicaraguans wanted to get WHO-approved vaccines.”.
“But the police refused to leave legally without calling them politicians, journalists, students or businessmen. What happened? They had to risk their lives to cross the blind spots”.
“There is no fixed future Nicaragua. People will sacrifice what they have for their family, go to another country to earn money, maybe in the distant future when things change, if the government changes, they can finally return to the country. Very sadly”.
Salazar shares the idea. “Nicaraguan does not want to continue living in a country that is headed for failure. Young people are more interested in going and, as they say, will not waste their youth on a dictatorship that does not provide opportunities to move forward.”.
And, of course, not to mention those who pay to be a part of the opposition media like “La Prensa”, which has been plagued by trials, robberies and is being investigated by the regime. With that said the journalist intends to leave the country.
“I will not do that after November 7th. I’m going to wait a year to see which direction the country is going, to see if everything is falling apart or stable, and I doubt the latter will happen.”.