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Favorites · Jat9cn3uary o131m 7at 40ii6:123e cP5M · A view of part of the crowd attending Ortega-Murillo inauguration in Managua, Nicaragua, January 10, 2022.
The Ortega government, in spite of billions of American dollars spent to destroy it, still survives and the revolution continues.
Managua campesino, Victorio Potosme, provided the general view among farmers and people here:
“No country benefits from sanctions, but despite all the sanctions and struggles, our government has been able to work through it. We have lived for many years under sanctions. During the times of the war, we lived during extremely harsh sanctions. Governments should not get involved in the issues of other countries. We as farmers in Nicaragua don’t get involved in the farmers’ issues in the U.S. We receive guests in Nicaragua with no discrimination. We welcome Americans and their politicians to our country. They can come and visit and do as they please. That is because we do have freedom, not the lie of liberal freedom. But they do not treat us with the same respect. American leaders want the freedom to come to our country, rob our people, and exploit us. That is the “freedom” American politicians want. Our spirit is strong. Stronger than sanctions. We are not worried about sanctions. We will continue to improve, sanctions or no sanctions.”
“Despite having the overwhelming support of the Nicaraguan people (estimated to be 60-70% in pre-election polls), Ortega is accused of “cracking down” on the very same democratic institutions that were established by the FSLN in 1984. For the U.S., it may very well seem impossible for a leader to have the kind of support Ortega has in Nicaragua. But just maybe he has that support because he has followed through with his political promises and drastically improved the lives of Nicaraguans, with policies like:Free healthcare for everyone including cancer treatment (and the building of 20 new hospitals since 2007).Free college for all, including indigenous peoples that were previously banned from attending public institutions.More than doubling the amount roads throughout the country since 2007.Reaching near 100% food sovereignty (meaning almost all the food consumed in Nicaragua is produced/grown here).These are the “crimes” of the FSLN. They are also among the reasons why the United States is trying to destroy the Nicaraguan government by making its people suffer through sanctions.
Nicaraguan president sworn in for new term
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