Nicaragua has been ruled by dictatorships for 40% of its years as an independent republic. Now it’s once more struggling to be free of Ortega
He called journalists "chattering magpies" dedicated to "singing only malignancies" and publishing "fake news."
Jorge Canahuati pointed out that pressure against the independent media goes way back, but became “a lot more dictatorial in 2018.”
Independent organizations report more than 200 infections in the health sector and more than 14 deaths in the last three months
Teachers under surveillance, dismissed and harassed denounce political pressures from the Ministry of Education
More 140 teachers have been fired since 2018; some have gone into exile in the face of the harassment: “I didn’t have a life there,” said one teacher