IN NICARAGUA, ANOTHER DYNASTY?
Ortega’s continuous closure of democratic spaces, elimination of true opposition, restrictions on media coverage, press intimidation, and lack of political transparency, coupled with his decision to name his wife vice president, has brought back flashbacks of the not so distant Somoza dynastic dictatorship.
Several former Sandinista leaders who have left the party have expressed their concerns and believe that Ortega has betrayed the party’s socialist ideals of a better, more just world. Ortega’s own brother, who headed the armed forces for many years, has strongly criticized Ortega’s authoritarian turn.
[ Baker Institute – November 8, 2016 ]