A group of relatives of political prisoners once again asked to establish a channel of communication between the Daniel Ortega regime, actors or representatives from various spheres, and the Catholic Church to achieve the release of their relatives.
The statement, read by Lesbia Alfaro, mother of the student leader Lesther Alemán, reiterates the request that the relatives made to the Nicaraguan authorities in January, however, to date they have not obtained results. They insisted that their request “is not foolish” because the “Government has already shown signs of goodwill.” The letter is signed by relatives of 70 political prisoners of the more than 180 that Ortega holds captive:
The priest Manuel Salvador García Rodríguez, 57, was formally accused this Tuesday by a woman, identified as Martha Candelaria Rivas Hernández, 43, who appeared in Sandinista media assuring that the priest caused her serious injuries by hitting her in the right cheekbone with a padlock.
The Judiciary reported that the parish priest of the Jesús de Nazareno church, also known as El Calvario, in Nandaime, was accused before the Granada Adolescent Criminal District Court. At the moment, it is unknown where the priest is being held and not even the Nicaraguan Catholic Church has offered its version of events.
Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine will bring about a further slowdown in the economies, which will increase the levels of poverty and extreme poverty in the region, indicates the recent report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The commission warns that 7.8 million people would add to the 86.4 million whose food security is already at risk. The war, added to other crises, will impact inflation, especially food and energy, and economic activity and trade, so the region will reach an average annual growth of 1.8 percent this year. Nicaragua will grow 2.5 percent, only above Mexico and Haiti on the isthmus.
One day after being excluded from the Summit of the Americasthe Cuban regime announced that it will participate together with its allies in the “People’s Summit”, a forum that will be held in parallel in Los Angeles, United States, from June 8 to 10.
According to President Miguel Díaz-Canel, it will be “a truly transcendental political event for our peoples,” in which activists, politicians, and social movements will express their rejection of the Summit of the Americas.
The day will begin under the slogan «Let Cuba live! Young voices against the blockade” and will have the pro-government Cuban civil society as guests. The dictatorships will be in session just one kilometer from where the Summit of the Americas is being held, reported related media.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported a slight increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country. According to the recent report, 59 infections were detected in the last seven days, to add more than 18 thousand 800 cases confirmed to date.
However, he insists that only one person dies a week and, in more than 2 years of pandemic, Nicaragua only reports 240 deaths because of the virus. For its part, the independent COVID-19 Citizen Observatory reported that, as of June 6, it registers a cumulative that exceeds 32,300 confirmed suspected cases and more than 5,000 deaths with symptoms associated with the virus.