Wednesday, 2 May 2018
ADDITIONAL - BACKGROUND STORY INFORMATION - CONCERNING THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN NICARAGUA - THAT WESTERN MEDIA IS NOT TELLING YOU
Even the crippled in Nicaragua are fed up
I HAVE COMPILED THIS ARTICLE FROM MULTIPLE NICARAGUAN SOURCES WHO WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PROTESTS, THEY TOLD ME THE GOVERNMENT VERSION AND THE OPPOSITION VERSIONS - AND WARNED THAT THEY WERE DECEPTIONS ON BOTH SIDES, SO YOU MAY READ AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF WHAT IS THE TRUTH :
In the opinion of most Nicaraguans:
"The FIRST mistake President Daniel Ortega made was In January 2014 when the National Assembly, dominated by the FSLN, approved constitutional amendments that abolished term limits for the presidency and allowed a president to run for an unlimited number of five-year terms, this made him look like another power hungry third world dictator.....but in his defense, it is possible he is just convinced that no-one else can see his vision for Nicaragua come to fruition better than him (lets be fair after all - because that is a genuine possibility)....however - the 2nd mistake is worse - because it cannot be justified or rationalized by ANY truly educated person...this was making his own wife the Vice-President....because that is absolute 100% proof of NEPOTISM !"
Yet, with those two matters in mind, do NOT think for one minute that the private sector in Nicaragua (who had it good - while the poor suffered - under the Somoza capitalist dictator that Daniel overthrew with the rest of the Sandinista rebels so many decades ago), and the CIA who was a big supporter of Somoza and helped to train his murdering personal private death squad force known as 'the Guards' by ordinary Nicaraguans (who were the main people they murdered)....has never stopped wanting & trying to end & reverse the gains of the leftist social revolution in Nicaragua Daniel unleashed on the Aristocracy/Plantocracy.....so don’t fool yourself that an American THIRD HAND is not inserting itself - in an unlubricated gynecological manner - into the current political crisis unfolding in Nicaragua.
The situation in Nicaragua reached the point of eruption with the publication of the new reforms of the social security that established that workers will move from contributing 6.25% to 7% to the social security starting in July 2018, and the companies will move from contributing 19% to 21% in July and in 2019 and 2020 they will have two more adjustment to reach to contribution of the 22.5% by 2020..not a big deal compared to most other countries (for example in Costa Rica the workers contribute with 8.8%)....but the Private sector REFUSED to agree leaving the government of Ortega to make a unilateral decision.
On the 18th of April the day the new reform of the pension system that increased workers 'and employers' quotas was published in the GASETA, protest were triggered by university students and the so call Auto-summoned youth, which later spread to other social sectors. The rally on that day went out of control after pro-government supporters clashed with the Auto-summoned youth in the presence of the police.
From the information I was able to collect from a student leader involved with the protest, it is clear that on 19th of April 2018 students in Nicaragua held an annual rally in honor of Roberto González Herrera, a university student killed 19 years ago during the struggles of 6%, on this day the students also decide to voice out their discomfort with the censorship and clash that occurred on the previous day and the new re-forms to the pension system.
Things escalated rapidly during the morning when police forces try to suppress the students protest, on that day 3 persons died a police officer and 2 young persons - one of whom was on his way home from work and unfortunately ended up in the middle of the conflict between students and the police....immediately 'persons unknown' begin to spread rumors like wildfire that the Police had positioned special snipers around the university campus who were targeting protesters
The Anarchist elements in the protest began rioting violently, more rumors began to spread that Daniel was calling out the Army to slaughter the protesters, and 'persons unknown' began to refer to them as ' Daniel’s Guards (a clever psychological ploy to equate Daniel with Somoza in the minds of Nicaraguans as that term 'the Guard' has deeply embedded connotations of repression in the psyche of average Nicaraguans....it’s the sort of Psych-Ops the CIA is the best in the world at fabricating).
Fake news that called for a National strike:
More fake news - this one on social media claimed the Government had released convicts to attack protesters:
And more fake news from someone in California USA:
Another mistake President Ortega made was to wait 3 days before taking to the airwaves and addressing the manifestations on state TV, so his words were NOT convincing to anyone, and by having the Chief of Police and the Head of the Army next to him, it just gave the opposition more fuel to create new rumors...this time they were that 'The chief of Police is a prisoner of the President, and the Army is going to do his dirty work and begin eliminating the protesters’.....neither of which has happened yet as of my time of writing on 1st May 2018.
The government of President Daniel Ortega was literally in a no-win situation, either order the Police to do nothing and let rioting and looting go unchallenged - and let anarchy prevail - and get blamed for permitting it...or challenge it with force and get accused of being bloodthirsty murderers.
As of today, many NGOs in Nicaragua are reporting that a total of 63 civilians are dead and 15 are still missing as a result of the unrest and police brutality.
MORE NEUTRAL NEWS HERE: