Choosing to hide has mostly been his solution. The protest shifted from its initial narrow focus on the changes to social security to an angry critique of the Ortega-Murillo regime, with demonstrators chanting variations of “Ortega y Somoza son la misma cosa” (“Ortega and Somoza are the same thing”). 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“. The last time the … Ortega remained influential in Nicaraguan politics, and in 2006 he once again ran for president as the FSLN’s candidate. José Daniel Ortega Saavedra, de son nom complet, est né en 1945 à La Libertad, non loin du lac Nicaragua, au centre du pays. Granted, we should not trust the government, nor these “local health professionals” – I’ll explain why in a moment. President Daniel Ortega controls a media empire that spreads government propaganda, enriches his family, and financially squeezes rival outlets in Nicaragua. He returned to the presidency in 2007 after three failed election attempts, and he won re-election in 2011. Nicaragua is a sovereign nation – what matters is only what Nicaraguans think. But local health professionals said the total number is unknown and may be higher due to a lack of comprehensive testing. He took office for the second time on January 10, 2007. He was defeated in his bid for reelection in 1990 by Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, the candidate of the National Opposition Union. 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– ). Nicaragua’s President continue to promote public events and reinforces no Covid19 rules. TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaragua's private television Channel 12, critical of Daniel Ortega's government, warned this Monday that it is on the verge of closure, following the decision of the Justice to auction its assets for a tax relief of US$1.4 million dollars. Daniel Ortega tightens screws on opponents as Nicaragua polls loom . And note – visiting that page, you’ll see that no names of doctors are ever given. 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). While Ortega remained popular with disadvantaged Nicaraguans, it was a different matter with the middle class, who became disenchanted with what they saw as his increasingly authoritarian rule and with the lack of transparency of his government. But at least they still have their freedom. Il s’est installé à La Libertad, attiré par la recherche d’or. To calm the volatile situation, Ortega quickly rescinded the changes to social security. The people of Nicaragua are tired. This happened recently with Dr. Roger Hodkinson among others. NICARAGUA . My goal is not to belittle what could be a legitimate effort. Le Nicaragua n’a signalé que huit cas de covid-19 et un décès. Dans la presse. 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. Il dirigeait le parti sandiniste FSLN et était député à l'Assemblée Nationale du Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua was successfully promoting mass gatherings and events – not telling people to stay at home. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has dismissed allegations by jailed critics of his government that they have been tortured in captivity as "lies". Foreigner perspectives, including my own, were created from false impressions of fear or from information from the World Health Organization, which was dishonest more than once in 2020. In the fall of 1967 Ortega was arrested for his part in a bank robbery and spent the next seven years in jail. One only needs to look as far as the hashtag #SOSNicaragua on Twitter to get a glimpse into what Nicaraguans are publishing. Trump raised these claims after losing his November 3 rd bid for a second … Le président du Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, a plaidé lundi pour une relation bilatérale d’«entente» avec le président élu américain Joe Biden. The only thing I would trust is first-hand accounts from people in Nicaragua. In October, in response to a petition from Ortega and more than 100 mayors, the Nicaraguan Supreme Court lifted the constitutional ban on consecutive reelection, allowing Ortega to run in the country’s 2011 presidential election. 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). However, President Ortega has had a few key moments where he stepped into the public eye for a brief moment. List of Presidents; Presidents by Country ... Daniel Ortega. Depuis trois mois, le Nicaragua est assiégé par des forces à la solde du président Daniel Ortega. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega denounced those who are asking the U.S. or any other country to sanction his nation. In the event, Ortega won reelection with some 60 percent of the vote, though there were allegations of election fraud. 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. American’s culture is based on the freedoms that it once fought for, although undoubtedly those freedoms are being taken away recently. If they were a legitimate organization, that would be very unlikely. In an article by The Guardian, they stated the following: “The UK should take the lead from Nicaragua, where early strict measures have kept the coronavirus death rate one of the lowest in the world, writes John Perry. 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. According to Ortega, the US was conspiring through its embassies to … 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. Son père, Daniel Simeón Ortega Cerda, est comptable dans une société minière. A major Covid fraud project was uncovered in Brazil last year. Open letter to Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, sent by international organizations (Lettre, 17 juin 2020) Nicaragua : Le gouvernement accroît le risque de propagation du COVID-19 dans un pays déjà laminé par deux années de crise (Nouvelle, 16 avril 2020) Here’s a letter from a British Nicaraguan, Helen Dixon, in response. 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. Wow. Daniel Ortega, le président du Nicaragua, le 19 juillet 2020 à Managua. Later still, after the country established more democratic government, he won election as president in 2007. President Daniel Ortega controls a media empire that spreads government propaganda, enriches his family, and financially squeezes rival outlets in Nicaragua. Pensioners and students who took to the streets in protest were violently met by government-dispatched counterdemonstrators. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. It’s hard for him, and it shows. It has cracked down on independent media outlets like Confidencial, whose leader is Carlos Fernando Chamorro. Likewise, doctors from the public and private sectors signed statements along the same lines. President Daniel Ortega during the December 11 th graduation of army officials from the country’s Military Studies Center. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Daniel-Ortega, Spartacus Educational - Biography of Daniel Ortega, Daniel Ortega - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). Son of a veteran of the peasant army of César Augusto Sandino, Ortega moved with his family to Managua in the mid-1950s. He stays out of the daily media spotlight, and in meetings he often speaks little. The people chose freedom over Coronavirus lockdowns. 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. In power since 2007, his presidency is marked by accusations of political repression and forced censorship. Ortega’s government used much of the profits on additional social programs that helped reduce poverty. 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. I wouldn’t trust CNN’s take on things. They criticize at every chance they get, literally even supporting the violent gang members that butcher Salvadorans with machetes. Ortega was also the FSLN candidate for president in 2001, and although he was defeated, he captured 42 percent of the vote. Politics in Latin America work differently than in other countries. This policy gradually turned the guerrilla campaign into a full-fledged civil war and led to the Sandinista victory in 1979. The … 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.”. Not you. Suivez l'actualité et retrouvez les dernières news sur vos sujets de prédilection en suivant Le Point.fr. As the influence of Murillo in the new administration increased, she and Ortega began to be viewed by the public as copresidents. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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 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. 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. They tell one population one story and another population a different story. 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). Preceded by: Enrique Bolaños … by Chris | Jan 5, 2021 | Central America News. At this point, I’m convinced that the mainstream media is finally starting to crumble under the weight of their own lies. Governments in Latin America disappoint often. PORTRAIT - Depuis trois mois, le Nicaragua est secoué par une violente révolte qui demande la démission du président, Daniel Ortega. Living in El Salvador, I can say that people in Latin America don’t trust government, and rightfully so. Not me. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Your email address will not be published. This article by Guardian makes zero sense. 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