Daniel Ortega is insatiable. The Sandinista Parliament today ratified the dissolution of 83 non-profit organizations, as ordered by the revolutionary leader. Among them, the Nicaraguan Academy of Language stands out, an institution with almost a century of life, which has the support of writers, activists, opponents and the Royal Academy of Language of Spain itself, which spoke in the last hours to through a statement.
“It is fundamental for the care of the language that the country’s writers have taken to their highest degree,” they recalled from Madrid, while praising the “joint work” that the Nicaraguan Academy of Language has carried out to date and warned of the relevance of the government decision, which condemns it to closure.
International revulsion has failed to stop the dictator’s plans. “After 94 years, this dictatorship will not be able to erase with a stroke of the pen the contribution that the Academy has meant for the country. Rubén Darío cries for these barbarians,” reacted the poet Gioconda Belli from exile.
The result of the vote was conclusive: 75 votes in favor and 16 abstentions. The National Assembly remains under the total control of the ruling party, not only through the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), but also through the collaborationist parties that Ortega allowed to participate in the elections. The justification used by the Government to punish these NGOs is that they did not register as “foreign agents”, as established by one of the Sandinista laws.
In this way, the subjugation against the NGOs that work in Nicaragua continues. The Sandinista caudillo has already accumulated 344 closures or cancellations since he launched his plan to end not only any critical voice in the country, but also organizations that annoy his hegemonic discourse.
A very long list that includes human rights and civil society organizations, to which the Bolaños Foundation, created by former president Enrique Bolaño, the Association for the Promotion and Development of Drinking Water Committees and the Sustainable Development Network.
“Through the Ministry of the Interior and the National Assembly, they execute the will of a tyranny with the purpose of exercising absolute control, persecuting those who think differently and establishing a single thought, violating the human rights of the Nicaraguan people,” denounced the Collective of Human Rights Nicaragua Never Again after learning of the legislative decision.
The onslaught of Ortega and his co-president, Rosario Murillo, who presents herself to public opinion as a poetess, has managed to placate the popular uprising that began in April 2018 with her plan of terror. In her prisons they house more than 170 political prisoners, including them seven presidential candidates.
More than 350 people have died victims of police and paramilitary repression, which has also caused thousands of injuries. Around 200,000 have fled the Central American country.
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