Daniel Ortega lost his main ally in the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. This Friday, the current executive director of that entity and one of the main defenders and financiers of the Nicaraguan regime, Dante Mossi, was not re-elected and according to what they indicate, he must leave the institution next November.
The decision was made by representatives of the countries that make up CABEI within the framework of the LXIII Ordinary Meeting of the Board of Governors that was held in the Dominican Republic.
For several weeks now, Nicaraguan opposition organizations in exile have maintained an active campaign to demand Mossi’s non-reelection and accountability for the use made by the Ortega dictatorship of the funds they receive from donations or loans from the regional bank.
Opponents have denounced that “Dante Mossi has used CABEI in a clientelistic manner to favor allied and authoritarian governments, seeking to satisfy his personal interests, damaging the integrity and principles with which that entity was constituted; In addition, throughout his administration, the bank has suffered a drop in its profits and a deterioration in its profitability ».
Spain revealed through a publication this Friday in the Official State Gazette (BOE) the names of the first 14 Nicaraguans to whom the Government of Pedro Sánchez granted nationality after having been arbitrarily stripped of their nationality by order of the Ortega-Murillo regime.
Among the beneficiaries are journalists, opposition politicians, activists, feminists, human rights defenders, exiled political prisoners and a priest.
The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), which responds to the designs of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, decided to eliminate the titles of lawyers of another 25 Nicaraguan jurists, a measure that days before was carried out against the defender of political prisoners, Yonarqui Martínez.
In the new batch, human rights defenders, opposition political activists, analysts, and even the former magistrate who deserted from the Judiciary and best man at the presidential couple’s wedding, Rafael Solís, stand out.
The move, which they try to disguise as legal, was carried out through two judicial resolutions in which jurists are disqualified for life and suspended as public notaries, whom the regime classifies as “traitors to the homeland.”
As if it were a political-partisan training academy, the state-owned National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) is forcing students, especially scholarship holders, to go “applaud” the political activities of the Nicaraguan party. Government, under strict control and supervision of the Sandinista Youth (JS) and the National Union of Nicaraguan Students (UNEN). Whoever doesn’t go will lose their scholarship.
Two students, with scholarships, from UNAN-Managua, who spoke with Article 66, asking not to reveal their identity for security reasons, affirmed that the university authorities even had a compulsory attendance control card printed for activities organized by the university , which are actually political activities of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), the party of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.
The title of the document is the “Training Scholarship Control Card” and there is a blunt warning on it: “This card must be presented as a requirement for the renewal of the special internal scholarship.”
The Guatemalan newspaper elPeriódico announced its final closure due to “criminal prosecution and economic pressure” following the arrest last year of its owner, José Rubén Zamora, a government critic who has denounced alleged acts of corruption.
“With deep sadness, we are forced to stop the daily edition of elPeriódico” after almost 27 years of existence, the outlet announced in a statement.
elPeriódico noted that he received a “concussive blow” when Zamora was arrested on money laundering charges on July 29, 2022. Zamora has accused Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei of fabricating the case directly, and the attorney general, Consuelo Porras, sanctioned by the United States for “corruption” in 2021.