Daniel Ortega ordered the dismissal of his Infantry colonel in Russia, Juan Francisco Chévez Zapata, who had held his position for five years. Instead he decided to appoint first lieutenant Carlos and Federico Díaz-Chávez Fernández.
Through presidential agreement number 129-2022, Ortega agreed to “cancel the appointment of Colonel Juan Francisco Chévez, in the position of Naval and Air Military Defense Attaché of the Republic of Nicaragua in the Russian Federation, contained in presidential agreement No. 96-2017, dated June 28, 2017″, refers to the publication in the official gazette The Gazette.
While in the presidential agreement number 130-2022, the regime appoints Carlos and Federico Díaz-Chávez Fernández as its representative before its ally Russia. Díaz-Chávez has been awarded for his military work, holding important positions in the ranks of the military institution; his father was a first lieutenant in the Ministry of the Interior in the 1980s.
The new defense attaché in Russia graduated in May 2007 during Ortega’s first consecutive term, and years later he would climb to become a first lieutenant and captain within the institution.
The recent move of the regime among the military ranks abroad was the dismissal of Infantry Lieutenant Colonel José Joaquín Valle Gutiérrez who served as Nicaraguan Naval and Air Military Defense Attaché in Honduras and in his place appointed Infantry Lieutenant Colonel DEM Leonardo Joaquín Hernández Cisne as his representative in the neighboring country.
On October 20, 2014, under presidential agreement number 182-2014, Lieutenant Valle was appointed to the position of military ambassador. The attaché previously held the position of director at the Colegio Latinoamericano and replaced Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Eduardo Rivera, who held the position at the time.
Currently the institution at the service of the presidential couple is accused of being part of the repression against Nicaraguans, it is still not sanctioned as an institution by the United States Department of the Treasury, but its main bosses are.