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Responding to Pressure, Ortega-Murillo Administration Publishes “Action Plan”

After another defeat at the OAS and under threat of a general strike, the Ortega-Murillo administration released a nine-point program to “consolidate stability and peace in Nicaragua.” The document reiterates that the government will “definitively” liberate all political prisoners by…
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Francisco Diaz Speaks to the Norwegian Press in Revealing Interview. Plus, a Primer on the Volunteer Police.

Francisco Diaz, the highest ranking police officer in Nicaragua, sat down with Norwegian journalists Halldor Hustadnes and Henning Lillegard on November 30, 2018 for an interview that was finally published on February 2. Diaz, who was named First Police Commissioner…
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Ortega Murillo Government Presents Tax Reform Proposal: Here is What you Need to Know.

  On Monday, January 28, OrMu’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Ivan Acosta, presented a proposal to reform Nicaragua’s tax code to the National Assembly. Armed with a seizure-inducing powerpoint slide deck, Mr. Acosta informed the Assembly that the…
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The Ortega Regime vs. the Press

When Daniel Ortega became president in 2007, the relationship between the Nicaraguan government and the independent press changed dramatically. It’s not that the independent press had enjoyed a particularly easy relationship with the previous administrations. However, the governments of Chamorro,…
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(UPDATED): ORTEGUISTA ASSEMBLY STRIPS CISAS FROM ITS LEGAL PERSONHOOD, CONFISCATES ASSETS

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO ADD COMMENTS FROM ASSEMBLYMEN RODRIGUEZ AND NAVARRO. Orteguista Assemblyman Filiberto Rodriguez introduced a law initiative that stripped the Centro de Informacion de Asesoria en Salud (CISAS) from its legal status as a non-profit. The…
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RECONCILIATION, ORTEGA STYLE: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT ORTEGA’S “RECONCILIATION POLICY.”

A draft of the regime’s “Reconciliation Policy” is out. Local Nicaraguan media in Nicaragua have it. Here’s what we know so far, as reported in La Prensa: 1. The draft is about 26-pages long. 2. The Orteguista Police (OP) will…
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