The story conveyed by Reuters is that the Sandinista government is opposed to democracy and human rights in Nicaragua, while the U.S. government supports these things. But a closer look at the picture presented by Reuters reveals numerous distortions.
In a candid and lengthy discussion in Managua, Ortega claims his Sandinista government defeated a U.S.-backed coup.
The recent coup in Central America exposes the alliances working with the United States to put in place a neoliberal government that is controlled by the U.S. and serves the interests of the wealthy.
There is a great deal of false and inaccurate information about Nicaragua in the media. Even on the left, some have simply repeated the dubious claims of CNN and Nicaragua’s oligarchic media to support the removal of President Ortega.
As Nicaraguans confront a crisis, you may ask yourself why people should care what happens in an impoverished Central American nation thousands of miles from the centers of power.
As Nicaraguan student protest leaders meet with neoconservatives in Washington, D.C., organizations funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are spending millions to fuel an "insurrection” against Daniel Ortega.
Contemporary Nicaraguan politics have always been mired in conflict, be it in response to natural disasters, U.S.-sponsored terrorism, or depressing and dire poverty. And now President Daniel Ortega is using a “contested interpretation” of the country's constitution to try to stay in power, incensing his opposition.