In any event, recently President Ortega’s ruling over Covid in Nicaragua, or lack thereof, has been called heavily into question. He returned to the presidency in 2007 after three failed election attempts, and he won re-election in 2011. But local health professionals said the total number is unknown and may be higher due to a lack of comprehensive testing. In his speech commemorating deceased Sandinista founder Carlos Fonseca, Ortega asserted that he “respects” Donald Trump’s claims of electoral fraud. Ortega took office in January 2007, and, during his first months as president, it seemed to many that he had carried out his inaugural promises of implementing programs to eliminate hunger and illiteracy among the country’s impoverished, of maintaining a free-trade agreement with the United States, and of creating more private-sector jobs. Trump raised these claims after losing his November 3 rd bid for a second … In the United States, most people prefer freedom. The people of Nicaragua are tired. They criticize at every chance they get, literally even supporting the violent gang members that butcher Salvadorans with machetes. Nicaraguans. … Daniel Ortega - retrouvez toute l'actualité, nos dossiers et nos émissions sur France Culture, le site de la chaîne des savoirs et de la création. He’s introverted and airtight. The “global health experts” that HRW is referring to is the World Health Organization, which has been caught lying to the public recently. Daniel Ortega is a Sandanista, yes the same Sandanistas that New York Mayor Bill De Blasio supported in the 1980’s. In another complete failure from Human Rights Watch, they had this to say: According to the government’s official tally, Nicaragua has 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has had 1 death. 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At this point, I’m convinced that the mainstream media is finally starting to crumble under the weight of their own lies. Depuis trois mois, le Nicaragua est assiégé par des forces à la solde du président Daniel Ortega. Even with new Covid strains spreading in the world, President Ortega doesn’t appear to have much concern. The president of Nicaragua is compared to Nicolás Maduro and accused of imposing the Cuban model on the Central American nation (Archive). By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has dismissed allegations by jailed critics of his government that they have been tortured in captivity as "lies". Ortega initially led Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990 following the Sandinista revolution that ousted the Somoza dictatorship, but he lost the presidential election in 1990. I found all of this information on CNN. FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during the inauguration ceremony of a highway overpass in Managua, Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega is president of Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua | Wikimedia Commons Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: With a missing president and a total disregard of social distancing norms, Latin American country Nicaragua is emerging as a radical exception to the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic even as countries across the world are trying to impose various lockdown to curb the spread of the infection. Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s democratically elected president and the leader of the socialist-oriented Sandinista Front — which according to recent polls has support from roughly two-thirds of the population — is known for keeping a low profile. Daniel Ortega's most wanted: Nicaragua's exiles in Costa Rica Nicaraguan students Carlos, 21, Moises, 19, Cristopher, 19, and Randol, 30, at the house they share in San José, Costa Rica. American’s culture is based on the freedoms that it once fought for, although undoubtedly those freedoms are being taken away recently. Ortega’s accommodation of the business community since his return to office in 2007 had served to solidify his grasp on power. As the influence of Murillo in the new administration increased, she and Ortega began to be viewed by the public as copresidents. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. To mark the occasion, we rewrite in English an article published today in Confidencial by Nicaraguan journalists Ivette Munguía and Arlen Cerda.Ivette Munguía and Arlen Cerda. Governments in Latin America disappoint often. FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during the inauguration ceremony of a highway overpass in Managua, Nicaragua. They have exactly 5,492 followers on Twitter right now – yet not one Nicaraguan is commenting on any of their recent posts or Tweets that they put on Twitter. Ortega initially led Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990 following the Sandinista revolution that ousted the Somoza dictatorship, but he lost the presidential election in 1990. The only thing I would trust is first-hand accounts from people in Nicaragua. Chamorro’s term expired in 1996. There are so many inconsistencies that I see among mainstream news sources while I’m living abroad. This “secrecy” works to their favor. Suivez l'actualité et retrouvez les dernières news sur vos sujets de prédilection en suivant Le Point.fr. This is an unverified organization. But at least they still have their freedom. Nicaragua's ruling party-dominated Congress has passed a law Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, that would essentially ban opposition candidates from running in the 2021 presidential elections, giving President Daniel Ortega the power to unilaterally declare citizens "terrorists" or coup-mongers, classify them as "traitors to the homeland" and ban them from running as candidates. Ortega reemerged as the FSLN candidate for president in May 1996 but was defeated in the October election by conservative candidate Arnoldo Alemán Lacayo. Donald Trump raised these claims after losing his November 3 rd bid for a second presidential mandate. It’s hard for him, and it shows. List of Presidents; Presidents by Country ... Daniel Ortega. By 1967 he was in charge of the FSLN’s urban resistance campaign against the ruling Somoza family. Dans la presse. I wouldn’t trust CNN’s take on things. Nicaragua’s President continue to promote public events and reinforces no Covid19 rules. Daniel José Ortega Saavedra (né le 11 novembre 1945 à La Libertad, Nicaragua), a été président du Nicaragua de 1985 à 1990, pendant le gouvernement sandiniste. Humans Rights Watch (HRW), a once-respected Washington DC human rights organization, has largely criticized Ortega, claiming that he “blatantly contradicts global health experts’ advice“. During a police graduation ceremony, the Nicaraguan president exhorted his compatriots to defend the dignity of the country and their rights, prioritizing the homeland, beyond the differences that may exist from a political, religious, or economic point of view. None of these organizations are trustworthy. One of the five members of the Sandinista junta, Ortega was named coordinator of the junta in 1981 and three years later was elected president of Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega tightens screws on opponents as Nicaragua polls loom . In addition to the Nicaraguan people's congratulations, other heads of state and personalities have also congratulated him, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. I’ve lived in Latin America long enough to know of the scams that happen at high levels. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control added Juan Carlos Ortega to its list of “Specially Designated Nationals.” President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista government have claimed victory over what they call a coup attempt, but they now face condemnation from the US and its allies, who accuse them of unleashing lethal violence against peaceful protesters. This happened recently with Dr. Roger Hodkinson among others. President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua was successfully promoting mass gatherings and events – not telling people to stay at home. There’s little, if any, real information from Ortega’s adminstration. That’s very suspicious. Photo from government website “El 19 digital” ... Daniel Ortega launched combative charges against the United States on December 11th, accusing it of colluding with the Nicaraguan opposition. This response is inverse from other countries in the world, where Doctors are speaking out against the strict lockdowns, claiming the forceful lockdowns, social distancing, and mask-wearing is essentially useless. President Daniel Ortega controls a media empire that spreads government propaganda, enriches his family, and financially squeezes rival outlets in Nicaragua. Veteran Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega has taken advantage of the Christmas lull to tighten the screws on opponents to his regime as he seeks his fourth consecutive term in office in 2021. This is Latin America, which is known for having unreliable information tracking metrics from governments and private organizations, not to mention unregulated health organizations that operate in secrecy. In July 2009, on the 30th anniversary of the FSLN revolution, Ortega announced his intention to amend the constitution so that the president could be reelected to a second, consecutive term. But, after his first year in office, Ortega’s critics questioned his motives when he began restricting news coverage, denying journalists access to government reports, and aligning himself with leftist Venezuelan Pres. MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- The United States Treasury sanctioned a son of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo Friday, as well as his communications company,for alleged ties to drug trafficking. Keep in mind, the headquarters of Human Rights Watch is located in Washington DC and acts essentially as a pit-bull terrier on a leash that’s controlled by the Washington DC’s political elite. In power since 2007, his presidency is marked by accusations of political repression and forced censorship. The problem is that we can’t know if it’s legitimate or not. President Daniel Ortega during the December 11 th graduation of army officials from the country’s Military Studies Center. He stays out of the daily media spotlight, and in meetings he often speaks little. Son of a veteran of the peasant army of César Augusto Sandino, Ortega moved with his family to Managua in the mid-1950s. President Daniel Ortega controls a media empire that spreads government propaganda, enriches his family, and financially squeezes rival outlets in Nicaragua. After secretly returning to Nicaragua, Ortega played a major role in the conciliation of various FSLN factions and in the formation of alliances with business and political groups. November 5, 2006 was Nicaragua’s last free and fair election, won by Daniel Ortega. Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. Politics in Latin America work differently than in other countries. NICARAGUA . As the conflict escalated over a period of several days and spread from Managua to other Nicaraguan cities, dozens of protesters were killed in clashes with police and counterdemonstrators. Later still, after the country established more democratic government, he won election as president in 2007. As a result, Ortega was able to run for a third term in November 2016 with his wife, Rosario Murillo, the government’s chief spokesperson, as his vice presidential running mate. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega denounced those who are asking the U.S. or any other country to sanction his nation. When the new President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele tried to enforce lockdowns indefinitely, he eventually hit a brick wall. It’s breathtaking that CNN would consider publishing any information from an unofficial group, especially one composed primarily of students and non-medical staff: “Our team is made up of volunteers, medical professionals (including health professionals and epidemiologists), communication, research, engineering, computer science and students who contribute from their professional tools to make this effort a reality.”. Après seize ans dans l'opposition, il remporte les élections de novembre 2006 et prend ses fonctions le 10 janvier 2007. He returned to the presidency in 2007 after three failed election attempts, and he won reelection in 2011. Hugo Chávez. They tell one population one story and another population a different story. Back in April of 2020, I wrote about how the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was a ghost during the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. Son père, Daniel Simeón Ortega Cerda, est comptable dans une société minière. Sandanistas are members of Nicaragua’s leftist party called the SNLF which has done a lot of harm to Nicaragua. Omissions? But it’s absolutely astonishing how mainstream organizations ignore and disregard local doctors around the world, yet refer to local doctors when it suits their agenda. That’s also the case in El Salvador where I currently live – the people of El Salvador fought for their freedom during Covid, and now they have a higher level of freedom than they had before. En l’absence d’Ortega, le vice-président Rosario Murillo – également son épouse – a accordé quotidiennement des entretiens téléphoniques aux médias officiels. He was defeated in his bid for reelection in 1990 by Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, the candidate of the National Opposition Union. Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega reappears to call coronavirus 'a sign from God' This article is more than 7 months old President, 74, had not been seen in public for over a month Il dirigeait le parti sandiniste FSLN et était député à l'Assemblée Nationale du Nicaragua. He briefly attended the Central American University in Managua, then in 1963 he went underground and became a member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). Daniel Ortega, the head of the country’s socialist government, has been conspicuously absent from public view since March 12, when he attended a virtual meeting. One only needs to look as far as the hashtag #SOSNicaragua on Twitter to get a glimpse into what Nicaraguans are publishing. He and a number of other Sandinista prisoners were released at the end of 1974 in exchange for high-level Somocista hostages. Granted, we should not trust the government, nor these “local health professionals” – I’ll explain why in a moment. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. And note: I’m still here because I’m somewhat stuck in El Salvador with my pets right now. Latinos are more active on social media than people in the United States. Daniel Ortega, the son of a shoemaker, was still a teenager when he joined the left-wing Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). Despite these developments, the opposition remained fragmented, and the FSLN, using its supermajority, pushed through changes to the constitution that removed term limits on the presidency and increased the chief executive’s power to rule by decree. Corrections? This happened after famine flags had spread throughout Central America, which is one of the reasons that we started a campaign to fight hunger. To calm the volatile situation, Ortega quickly rescinded the changes to social security. But don’t be fooled. Religion in Latin America is indifferent to political parties – the vast majority of the population are catholic, both on the left and the right. Pensioners and students who took to the streets in protest were violently met by government-dispatched counterdemonstrators. Topping this list is a criminally irresponsible government during the pandemic. Wow. It’s remarkable to be an english-speaker and see their dishonesty about Latin America. On June 1st, Nicaragua’s medical associations called for a self-quarantine and demanded that President Ortega urgently take forceful measures to contain the spread of the virus. Preceded by: Enrique Bolaños … In the event, Ortega won a commanding victory, capturing more than 72 percent of the vote, though the election was boycotted by many in the opposition and was not witnessed by international observers (who were uninvited by the government). 24/09/2018 Un adolescent tué dans une nouvelle manifestation contre Ortega à Managua. Daniel Ortega, in full José Daniel Ortega Saavedra, (born November 11, 1945, La Libertad, Nicaragua), Nicaraguan guerrilla leader, member of the Sandinista junta that took power in 1979, and the elected president of Nicaragua (1984–90, 2007– ). Your email address will not be published. Choosing to hide has mostly been his solution. The problem is – there’s no way to verify that any statements from this group are legitimate, hasn’t been corrupted, nor that it offers some degree of validity. Likewise, doctors from the public and private sectors signed statements along the same lines. And lets not forget, that the CIA is exceptionally skilled at taking control over latin countries and installing their own leaders. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega greets soldiers during the oath of the Commander in Chief of the Nicaraguan army General Julio Cesar, at the Revolution square in Managua, Nicaragua … … Daniel Ortega, le président du Nicaragua, le 19 juillet 2020 à Managua. On Sunday November 8 th, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega interrupted 19 days of absence and silence with a public appearance. While doctors in other countries are being silenced and censored for speaking out against masks and lockdowns, President Daniel Ortega is firing local doctors that are demanding a more strict response. Son of a veteran of the peasant army of César Augusto Sandino, Ortega moved with his family to Managua in the mid-1950s. José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈnjel oɾˈteɣa]; born November 11, 1945) is a Nicaraguan politician serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007; previously he was leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction (1979–1985) and then as President (1985–1990). Since then, Ortega has mostly continued to remain a ghost hiding from public view. Your email address will not be published. But there's been one notable exception -- President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, who has not been seen in public for over 40 days. Browse other Presidents of Nicaragua and hundreds more presidents, prime ministers and dictators. And note – visiting that page, you’ll see that no names of doctors are ever given. Full name: Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra Gender: Male. My goal is not to belittle what could be a legitimate effort. He took office for the second time on January 10, 2007. Here’s a letter from a British Nicaraguan, Helen Dixon, in response. I simply would not trust this organization, just like I would never trust the government of Nicaragua. The Covid-19 Citizen Observatory has been created by unknown persons in Nicaragua – supposedly it’s an interdisciplinary monitoring group of epidemiologists, medical professionals and students working to “fill the void of information about Covid-19 in Nicaragua,” according to its own website. This claim by HRW is entirely unverified, illegitimate, and pure speculation. During the same period—largely as a result of Venezuela’s help, aid from international financial organizations, diversified maquiladora production, strong agricultural and mining exports, and rising cash remittances from abroad—the Nicaraguan economy began taking big steps in the right direction, with unemployment falling to about 7 percent, whereas GDP growth climbed to 6 percent in 2011 before falling to about 4 percent in 2015. Granted, don’t take my word for it – do your own research. A major Covid fraud project was uncovered in Brazil last year. Not you. As my readers know, I’ve lost all faith in HRW, because I’ve seen first hand how they abuse their influence, such as when they misrepresented the truth in El Salvador during President Nayib Bukele’s presidency. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. 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