The administration of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, by intensifying its model of a police state, is located in a “alley without a political solution”, because with the “recipe” of terror, repression and threats against all citizens, including his own followers, deepens the illegitimacy and rejection of his government.
The Center for Transdisciplinary Studies of Central America (CETCAM), directed by the sociologist Elvira Cuadra, in its report “Perspectives”; He stated that with a legal framework tailored to repression, the death of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and diplomatic ruptures, the regime “has stepped on the accelerator to isolate itself from the international community.”
“The dictatorship is in a dead end because it can only offer a corrupt dynastic continuity that will inevitably cause more conflict, instability and poverty for the majority of Nicaraguan society,” he stressed.
In addition, with the suppression of freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of the press, the Ortega-Murillo government has tried to to impose “his narrative and prevent the spread of the truth about what is happening in the country.”
Citizen resistance, amid state violence
According to the analysis, despite the state violence perpetrated by Ortega, Nicaraguans continue to resist silently “from inside the country, from exile, independent journalism and even from the same prisons where prisoners do not give up and continue to defy the regime».
In addition, with the state violence «the number of disaffected grows every day mainly within the public function, although they cannot express it publicly. The majority of them are ready to abandon ship when it starts to sink, that’s why the regime keeps them under surveillance and threatened.”
Likewise, CETCAM pointed out that with the death of “autonomous and independent social organizations, the weight of the generalized repression that the Ortega-Murillo regime has imposed on the population is added, preventing it from exercising fundamental rights such as freedom of thought, freedom of expression, freedom of organization and mobilization. The future that Ortega wants is that of a society of zombies.
The Ortega regime with the institutionalization of its police state in Nicaragua “little by little is creating the conditions for the definitive exhaustion of its power,” he stressed.
Totalitarianism in Nicaragua
The political analysis alleges that the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship has opted for a “totalitarian drift” by radicalizing its Police State model, in order to “not run the risk of the pieces of the system becoming dislodged when people lose their fear.”
“Although Ortega has imposed a apparent normality by crushing all forms of real or potential dissent, it knows that in the medium term its model is going to break down, especially due to international isolation and the continuation of sanctions. Therefore, you need to accompany your repressive policy with a political and communicational strategy that minimizes the active resistance of the citizens and provides them with the viability to manage this new presidential period”, reads the document.
Likewise, it points out that the 2021 electoral elections evidenced the “enormous loneliness” of the Ortega-Murillo regime, not only because the population was absent en masse, but also because the few who voted did not vote in favor of Ortega.
The report states that the Ortega administration has been in charge of building a “legal scaffolding” that practically annuls fundamental citizen rights and freedoms, contravening what is established in the Political Constitution and legalizes the persecution open against Nicaraguans.
In reference to the illegalization of more than 200 NGOs, the report indicates that the dictatorship argues that there is no room for independent associations, private universities, human rights organizations, business chambers, or research centers. “The only organizations that can exist are those that sing to the dictator,” they emphasize.
Despite executing all these maneuvers, the Ortega regime can’t solve their problems the agency reiterated.