Ortega Getting Crazier

Nicaragua’s increasingly isolated President Daniel Ortega is claiming that the widespread protests that erupted in April, 2018, were an attempted coup with foreign backing and he is feuding with the Roman Catholic bishops who participated as mediators in the short-lived first round of dialogue between the government and opposition, after which the government brutally put down the protests.

Apparently referring to a pro-democracy plan submitted by Nicaragua's council of bishops during those talks, Ortega insisted, “The bishops signed that in the name of the terrorists, at the service of the Yankees. These bishops are also terrorists. In any other country in the world, they would be on trial.”

Of course, many bishops have been on trial in recent years all across the planet. But this has mainly been on charges of child sexual abuse rather than terrorism.


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