Saturday, January 12, 2019

Nicaragua Nears Civil War

Rafael Solís, a Supreme Court judge and a longtime associate of Nicaraguan president Ortega accused Ortega of transforming the Central American country into “a state of terror” and  claimed peaceful protests had been repressed “with bloodshed and fire” and heavily armed paramilitaries unleashed to sow fear.

Solís called himself “an ex-Sandinista militant” and said he was resigning because Nicaragua had become a dictatorship resembling an absolute monarchy with two kings: Ortega and his powerful first lady and vice-president, Rosario Murillo.

He said, “I do not desire a civil war for Nicaragua but it’s clear to me this is the path you are going down.”

Solís was a Ortega confidant, part of Ortega’s inner circle and was reportedly best man at Ortega’s 2005 wedding to Murillo.

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