The regime of Daniel Ortega canceled this Wednesday the legal status of the International University for the Integration of Latin America (Unival), which had offices in five departments of the country.
The request was made by the National Council of Universities (CNU) and the National Council for Evaluation and Accreditation (CNEA), controlled by the government party, and was approved by the Ministry of the Interior.
The governing bodies indicate that the university did not have “a consistent academic offer” and Unival’s international academic offer in several countries does not have the authorization of the CNU either.
In the last nine months, the regime has canceled and confiscated more than a dozen private higher education centers, while reducing the budget for universities not controlled by Daniel Ortega’s party.
The former Sandinista guerrilla and now a political prisoner Dora Maria Tellez was awarded this Wednesday with the René Cassin 2022 Human Rights Award, by the Department of Justice, Equality and Social Policies of the Basque Government, in Spain.
On behalf of “Commander 2” the feminist economist Clara Murguialday received the award, because the political prisoner has been held captive for more than 500 days in the cells of the Directorate of Judicial Assistance, in Managua, considered a torture center.
In reading the minutes and decision of the jury, Manuela Meza, director of the Culture of Peace Foundation, indicated that Téllez “is a genuine, forceful fighter, convinced of all her actions and with great credibility among Nicaraguans.”
The illegitimate vice president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, announced that President Daniel Ortega is participating in the Twenty-second Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty, known as ALBA-TCP, at which time The countries that have not been invited to the Summit of the Americas meet.
The summit will take place in Havana, where the Nicaraguan regime will participate in the plenary session of the Cuban National Assembly. According to Murillo, they will share experiences, challenges and challenges of this world to, according to her, continue “fighting and winning.” The dictatorships of Nicaragua and Venezuela, regimes excluded by the democracies of the region, participate in the event.
The criminal charge against Monsignor Rolando Alvarezbishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa and apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Estelí, has provoked a wave of national and international outrage.
Making use of recent repressive laws, the regime charges the bishop with the crimes of conspiracy to undermine national integrity and propagation of false news to the detriment of the Nicaraguan State and society.
He decreed house arrest and scheduled the start of his trial on January 10 by the sanctioned judge Karen Chavarría.
The human rights defender also spoke Bianca Jagger, who sponsored imprisoned priests in Nicaragua as part of the “Breaking Chains” campaign. Jagger asked the international community “not to abandon” the bishop at this time.
Likewise, the Undersecretary of State for USA for the western hemisphere, Brian A Nichols, published on Twitter that “Monsignor Rolando Álvarez is a spiritual leader for millions of Nicaraguans and a defender of dialogue and reconciliation. He represents the best of the Nicaraguan people. And accusing him of conspiracy to undermine national integrity is the cynical act of an authoritarian state.”