Nicaraguan sports writer and former politician, Miguel Mendoza. recently released and expatriated by the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship; He was finally able to reunite with his family, after 684 days of not being together after being forcibly separated by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, who had imprisoned the communicator for political reasons.
At an airport in Miami, in the US, this May 7th; Mendoza “freely embraced,” as he described, his 8-year-old daughter Alejandra and her partner, the journalist Margin Pozo. The former politician was waiting for the minor with balloons and chocolates. Meanwhile, he received his wife with a bouquet of red roses.
“I thank all those people who prayed for my family and who were moved by the suffering of Margin and Alejandra,” Mendoza said through his personal Twitter account, where he posted a video of the emotional meeting.
The sports writer highlights that they were separated for a total of 684 days as a result of the Ortega repression and finally “I can embrace them freely. God is good,” Mendoza praised.
Miguel Mendoza was imprisoned by the Ortega-Murillo regime on June 21, 2021. He was put on trial for allegedly undermining national integrity and sovereignty. He sentenced to 9 years in jail. He spent a year and a half in the cells of the Directorate of Judicial Assistance in Managua, known as El Chipote, from where he was taken by the dictatorship on February 9, 2023 to be sent to the US and then stripped of his Nicaraguan nationality.
While he was in jail, his daughter was only able to see him twice, but that only happened after more than a year and after an intense national and international campaign to get the minor to see her father.