The farce of Ortega: repression and empty streets in Nicaragua, departure of exiles in the rest of the world

"The story is repeated today in this country." The words of the Catholic priest Uriel Vallejos today cross the different Nicaraguas, the one inside and thos

The farce of Ortega: repression and empty streets in Nicaragua, departure of exiles in the rest of the world

"The story is repeated today in this country." The words of the Catholic priest Uriel Vallejos today cross the different Nicaraguas, the one inside and those of outside, in the development of the "Electoral Circus" launched by Daniel Ortega and Rosario Millo to screw five more years into power in search of remaining 30 years in front of the country.

The parish priest of the Church Jesus of Divine Mercy in Sébaco has not hesitated to compare these presidential, in which five collaborators compete with the Nicaraguan caudillo, with the 1974 elections, when the Somoza dictatorship organized similar elections and the population He rejected them by closing their doors to show their discontent.

In Nicaragua, pantomime was launched with the same ritual as always, a lot of propaganda and much repression, collected by human rights agencies. The strategy is that there is no evidence of electoral fraud and abstention, which is massively appears thanks to the day of "closed doors" start-up by the opposition. Only the "escorts" electoral, Hoolingans of Sandinismo, including two leaders of the Andalusian PCE, and the "journalists" of friends, such as Venezuela and Cuba, travel the electoral centers, vetoed for international journalists on the ground.

"The will of Ortega is to turn Nicaragua into the grave of freedom of expression," Denounced the Nicaraguan Human Rights Center (CENIDH) after taking note of the prohibition for the entry of foreign correspondents. Both the terrestrial and aerial borders remain closed by journalists and the few that were sneaked days ago can not perform normal coverage.

Nidia Barbosa, leader in Masaya of the Civic Alliance, was arrested by the Sandinista agents, who maintain a fence in one of the rebel cities. This was confirmed to the world, Father Edwing Román, parish priest of the Church of San Miguel: "In Masaya, everyone is locked up in their homes, there is fear, they stolen the joy of celebrating free elections. They have closed the doors of their Houses not to vote ".

The priest has contributed images of his empty city, with its deserted streets. "The unsuccessful (voting) boards", contrasts him. Other detainees in Masaya are Santiago Fajardo, Edder Muñoz, Fabio Núñez, Carla Mendoza, María Montalbán, Yolanda González and Heyseel Palacios. A good number of activists remain hidden, they have even fled abroad in the last hours.

Despite the persecution, the images of desolation are repeated in Managua, León, Matagalpa, from almost all the points of Nicaragua in what seems like a "palled" country, as the Nicas say when there is no atmosphere of anything.

"These elections can not be legitimized, the world should ignore them. We repudiate this electoral circus. That the photo of the murderers appears in the ballots, it says everything," summarized for this newspaper Yadira Córdoba, member of the Mothers of April, A The head of the great protest that today stars exile in San José de Costa Rica. The paramilitaries burst the head of the Orlando of it during the protests of 2018. She was only 15 years old.

"The police now travels on the streets of our Masaya, my family is all involved at home," added Azucena López, Erick Jiménez's mother, one among the more than 300 mortal victims during the wild repression of the Sandinista government. "We have a lot of faith in the world, even Europe has sanctioned them, but we need more tough hand against the repressors," she culminated.

The exiles have also been manifested in Madrid, as well as in different cities of the continent. "It's a slow-motion horror movie," he insisted José Miguel Vivanco, director for the Americas of Human Rights Watch (HRW). In the memory of him and in the demonstrators of the so-called World March, the more than 300 murdered, the 150 political prisoners, the seven imprisoned pre-developments, the more than 100,000 exiles.

"Cruelty has reached inhuman limits, a cruelty that has no precedents in the history of Nicaragua," Riveded from his exile Monsignor Silvio José Báez, auxiliary Archbishop of Managua and one of the symbols of the 2018 popular rebellion. His motto, which in the last hours have repeated other priests and his parishioners is "this crucified town, will be resurrected."

Updated Date: 07 November 2021, 13:44

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