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  • MAJOR THREAT TO AMERICA: Communist Dictator of Nicaragua Authorizes Installation of Russian Military Bases and Cruise Missiles in Country

    08/21/2023 2:55:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 21, 2023 | Fernando de Castro
    Nicaragua’s Communist dictator, Daniel Ortega, has authorized the installation of Russian military bases on his territory. The decree is reported to have been signed on Monday, August 21, according to the Russian state news site “Avia.Pro”. Avia.Pro reports: The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, signed a decree according to which the deployment of Russian military bases and deployment of cruise missiles will be allowed in the country. This decision could become an important factor in the geopolitical balance of the region, especially given its close proximity to the United States. The Russian news site also highlights the distance between Nicaragua...
  • Nicaragua’s Violent Persecution of Christians Part of Regional ‘Transformations’: Analyst

    04/02/2023 12:43:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 29 March 2023 | Autumn Spredemann
    The Catholic Church has been an enduring symbol of Nicaragua’s resistance to the regime of President Daniel Ortega since 2018. Consequently, the institution’s peaceful defiance has firmly placed church leaders and the faithful in Ortega’s crosshairs. Tensions escalated between the Catholic Church and Ortega on March 18, when the Vatican closed its embassy in Managua. Earlier that week, Ortega had lashed out at Pope Francis, who compared the president’s administration to a Nazi dictatorship during an interview with Argentine news organization Infobae. Ortega denounced Catholic leaders sympathetic to the opposition as “terrorists” and called the Catholic Church a “mafia.” The...
  • Nicaraguans Respond to ‘Staged’ Prison Interview with Bishop Álvarez

    04/01/2023 6:12:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/28/23 | Walter Sanchez Silva
    ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 28, 2023 / 09:15 am The auxiliary bishop of Managua, Silvio Báez, who lives in exile in the United States, called the Daniel Ortega dictatorship’s staging this weekend of a prison interview with Bishop Rolando Álvarez “repugnant and cynical.” Álvarez was sentenced to 26 years and four months in prison on Feb. 10 as a “traitor to the homeland.” El 19 Digital, a news outlet supportive of the dictatorship, released over the weekend photos and a video of Álvarez, the bishop of Matagalpa, who was visited by a brother and sister on March 25 in the...
  • Nicaraguan Dictator Daniel Ortega Closes Two Catholic Universities

    03/13/2023 6:15:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/8/23 | Thomas D. Williams
    Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega has continued his fierce assault on the Catholic Church, shuttering two important Catholic universities and appropriating their assets. In the official government newspaper La Gaceta, the Ministry of the Interior published Tuesday the annulment of the legal status of the Juan Pablo II University, based in Managua and four other cities, and the Autonomous Christian University of Nicaragua (UCAN), based in León and five other cities. The authorities of the two now defunct Catholic universities are required to deliver to the government of Daniel Ortega their databases containing all information on their students as well as...
  • Barack Obama's 'Red' Spiritual Advisor

    08/03/2009 9:26:39 PM PDT · by epow · 16 replies · 1,340+ views
    Summit.org ^ | 03/27/09 | David Noebel
    El Salvador has officially joined the Red regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Bolivia. South America is turning Red, dark Red, and little is being said to alert North Americans of the encroaching Red plague. Perhaps that's because North America is moving in the same direction. The President of the United States has surrounded himself with socialists, and some of those closest to him have had a part in turning South America Red. According to the Associated Press (March 17, 2009), Mauricio Funes, the presidential candidate of the Farbundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is the new head of...
  • Nicaragua frees 222 political prisoners to the U.S.

    02/09/2023 8:58:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    npr ^ | February 9, 2023 | EYDER PERALTA Twitter
    More than 200 political prisoners were released by Nicaragua this morning. The 222 prisoners were put on an early morning flight to Washington and will arrive in the next few hours. On state television a judge said the government had decided to "deport" the prisoners, saying they had been declared traitors and can never again serve public office. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Nicaragua made the decision "unilaterally," but that the United States had "facilitated the transportation" and the political prisoners would be admitted into the United States for "humanitarian reasons." Ever since anti-government protests erupted in Nicaragua in...
  • Dem hypocrisy?Sen. “Leaky” Leahy demands independent prosecutor to target Trump. Now he's going to be a judge?

    01/25/2021 5:51:12 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 46 replies
    Conservative Base ^ | April 1, 2017 | Jim Kouri
    In Jan of 2017 Leahy was demanding an independent counsel for the Russia Russia hoax. One of the first to do so-- And NOW-- this sucker is going to preside over an ILLEGAL trial of impeachment for a private citizen. HE himself is a national security disgrace. As regards Trump's actions- he is and has uncovered the chi-com bought Senators and Congressment (of which Leahy is ONE-- on the chinese list-- for certain). And now he thinks he can judge to protect is own sorry slobbering drunken a@@. In the article: "Senator Patrick Leahy was annoyed with the Reagan administration’s...
  • Exiled Nicaraguan journalist Berta Valle ‘terrified’ by Russian troops in Central America

    10/12/2022 7:44:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/6/2022 | JENNIFER GOULD
    An exiled Nicaraguan journalist says she fears a growing presence of Russsian troops in her homeland as the country grows increasingly isolated on the world stage. Berta Valle — wife of imprisoned Nicaraguan opposition leader and presidential candidate Felix Maradiaga — told The Post on Monday that Nicaraguans are “terrified” of dictator Daniel Ortega’s decision to welcome Russian soldiers to the Central American country after seeing what they’ve done in Ukraine. “Ortega invited the Russian military into Nicaragua. Publicly, he says Russia is supporting the military training of the Nicaraguan military. But we are terrified, because our country is hosting...
  • Nicaraguan Police Place Catholic Bishop, Priests Under House Arrest

    08/10/2022 6:32:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 8/8/22 | Diego Lopez Marina
    Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Aug 8, 2022 / 15:20 pm The regime of President Daniel Ortega has ordered police in Nicaragua to launch an investigation into the Catholic bishop of Matagalpa, who they have detained for allegedly trying to "organize violent groups" to destabilize the government. Bishop Rolando José Álvarez, who was placed under house arrest and threatened with prison, has been openly critical of the abuses and human rights violations being committed by the Sandinista regime. In a press release published Aug. 5, the Nicaraguan national police accused high-ranking leaders of the Catholic Church in Matagalpa, and Álvarez in particular, of...
  • Ortega Regime Expels Missionaries of Charity from Nicaragua

    07/02/2022 6:32:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/30/22 | Ines San Martin
    ROME – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega expelled the Missionaries of Charity, the religious order founded by Mother Teresa of Kolkata, and closed two Catholic TV stations as he continued his campaign to end any form of real or perceived opposition to his regime. The announcement confirming the closure of all their activities came June 28, as the government of Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, announced they were closing another 101 NGOs “urgently.” Since a civil uprising of April 2018, the government has cracked down on voices of opposition. To date, there are 150 opposition leaders in prison,...
  • Nicaragua authorizes entry of Russian troops, planes, ships

    06/11/2022 9:56:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2022
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has authorized Russian troops, planes and ships to deploy to Nicaragua for purposes of training, law enforcement or emergency response. In a decree published this week, and confirmed by Russia on Thursday, Ortega will allow Russian troops to carry out law enforcement duties, “humanitarian aid, rescue and search missions in emergencies or natural disasters.” The Nicaraguan government also authorized the presence of small contingents of Russian troops for “exchange of experiences and training.” Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told the Russian news outlet Sputnik that the measure was...
  • The Bay of Pigs Epilogue: Humiliating Che Guevara and John Kerry

    04/30/2022 2:52:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2022 | humberto Fontova
    “Those Cuban-CIA men (Bay of Pigs vets) were as tough, dedicated and impetuous a group of soldiers as I’ve ever had the honor of commanding,” wrote legendary anti-communist mercenary “Mad Mike” Hoare, commander of the “Wild Geese,” in his book Congo Mercenary. ''This is the history of a failure,'' said the oddly frank opening lines of Che Guevara’s Congo Dairies. “I stood above Che Guevara, my boots near his head, just as Che had once stood over my dear friend and fellow 2506 Brigade member, Nestor Pino. ‘We're going to kill you all," Che said to Pino.’ Now, the situation...
  • Biden slams Nicaragua's 'sham elections,' calls Ortegas autocrats (Huh?)

    11/07/2021 6:51:21 PM PST · by cba123 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 07, 2021 - 08:59 PM EST | MONIQUE BEALS
    President Joe Biden issued a statement on Sunday slamming Nicaragua's "sham elections," in which President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, are expected to claim victory. In the statement, Biden accused Ortega's government of conducting "a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic." Biden said the imprisonment of nearly 40 opposition figures and preventing other parties from competing in the election "rigged the outcome well before election day." He also noted that independent media has been shuttered, journalists jailed, and civil society groups bullied.
  • Nicaragua arrests 7th presidential contender in Nov. 7 vote

    07/26/2021 12:04:35 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    ABC News/AP News ^ | 25 Jul 2021 | ABC News/AP News
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega in the Nov. 7 elections have now been detained. Opposition leader Noel Vidaurre was placed under police custody at his home on Saturday, as was political commentator Jaime Arellano. Arellano had been called in for questioning regarding a commentary he wrote criticizing an Ortega speech.....
  • Nicaraguan Government Defies Church on Celebration of Religious Festival

    08/17/2020 6:56:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/17/20 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina – As Nicaragua celebrated the “small” version of its famous Marian festival La Gritería on Saturday, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and the government of President Daniel Ortega clashed over the global pandemic: The bishops acknowledge it, the president doesn’t. Every August 15, when the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Nicaragua’s second largest city Leon celebrates La Gritería Chiquita – the small shouting. In the small Gritería, people start shouting the question, Qué causa tanta alegría? (What causes so much happiness?), and others respond with La Asunción de María! (Mary’s Assumption.) [The...
  • Political

    02/24/2020 7:37:56 PM PST · by Dalberg-Acton · 9 replies
    Dalberg-Acton | February 24, 2020 | Dalberg-Acton
    Nineteen Eighty Four is the name of a book warning of the dangers of Soviet Communism and totalitarianism in general. It was also the year the Communist Sandinista government of Nicaragua was bombing and shooting the indigenous Miskito Indians to steal their land. Nineteen eighty four was also the year that Bernard Sanders, then Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, went to Nicaragua to show his support of the Communist dictator, Daniel Ortega. That was also the year Sanders made Burlington a sister city to the Nicaraguan port city of Puerto Caveza.
  • Pope’s Inaction on Nicaragua Deemed ‘Shameful’

    09/09/2019 8:56:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 8, 2019 | James Baresel
    Pope’s Inaction on Nicaragua Deemed ‘Shameful’ While Catholics suffer persecution, Francis remains silent Pope Francis' relative silence and apparent inaction in the face of mounting persecution of the Church by the government of Nicaragua has recently been characterized by a Miami Herald article as "shameful," "inexplicable" and "anemic." Anemic? Of course. Shameful? Certainly. Inexplicable? More like business as usual.  Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has held a central place in his country's politics since the 1970s, when he was a leading figure within the communist Sandinista rebellion that (with Soviet Union backing) was waging a guerilla war and terror campaign against the country's more or less conservative government. When the government collapsed in 1979, Ortega...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Blames Marxism for Rising Persecution of Catholics in Nicaragua

    09/03/2019 8:49:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 03, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Blames Marxism for Rising Persecution of Catholics in Nicaragua Bp. Juan Abelardo Mata accuses papal nuncio of being 'used' by the regime MANAGUA, Nicaragua (ChurchMilitant.com) - Nicaragua's most outspoken bishop has accused the country's "demonic" Marxist regime of persecuting the Catholic Church and of "murders and crimes against humanity." Bishop Juan Abelardo Mata, bishop of Estelí, 73, reputed to be the "toughest" bishop of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua, attacked President Daniel Ortega's dictatorship for "using" papal nuncio Abp. Waldemar Stanisław Sommertag in the Second National Dialogue, which was later suspended. In a Spanish interview, Mata, who "has spent his entire...
  • Sander-nista? Archives show Bernie’s past praise of socialist revolutionaries

    04/29/2019 1:56:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Maxim Lott
    Bernie Sanders, a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has long billed himself as a democratic socialist, citing the peaceful governments of Denmark and Sweden as his inspirations. But back in the 1980s, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders often endorsed a different strain of leftist government – praising violent socialist revolutionaries as well as economic policies like forced land redistribution, according to a Fox News review of archived footage and documents. Asked about the comments today, Sanders’ campaign highlighted other aspects of the now-presidential candidate’s 1980s-era views, saying he was prescient to warn against U.S. intervention abroad. “Our foreign...
  • Nicaraguan Bishop to Leave for Rome as Threats Against Him Increase

    04/15/2019 6:36:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/10/19 | David Agren
    MEXICO CITY - A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase - presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation’s president. Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Baez Ortega of Managua said April 10 he would travel to Rome - at the request of Pope Francis - after finishing Easter celebrations in Nicaragua, which has convulsed with violence for more than a year. Police and paramilitaries loyal to President Daniel Ortega have crushed protests calling for his ouster, and dissidents have been forced to flee the country. “I give thanks to Pope...