In 1 week, 4 members of the opposition were arrested in Nicaragua, 5 months before the presidential election
On Tuesday, Felix Maradia was arrested. He is under investigation for endangering state sovereignty and inciting foreign intervention. Maradika is likely to become the UNAP candidate in 2018, a platform made up of various civil society organizations demanding Ordega’s resignation. More than 300 people were killed in the fierce repression of that struggle.
This is the turn of former ambassador Arturo Cruz, the right-wing party CXL candidate, last Saturday. Last Wednesday, Christiana Zamoro was arrested. Zamoro does not belong to any party, but is considered Ortega’s main enemy. She is the daughter of former President Violeta Zamoro.
Not a detail, because the fight between Ordega and Zamorin dates back to the 1980s. Violeta Zamoro took part in the Santinista revolution, which overthrew dictator Anastasio Somosa in 1979 and later joined Ortega’s Sandinista party. But soon dissatisfied with Santinistas’ hunger for power, she closed the back door. In 1990, he defeated Ortega in the presidential election and became the first non-Sandinist president since the revolution.
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