Nowadays nobody buys gas in Nicaragua; protest against Ortega

Protesters against the government of Daniel Ortega. Photo: AP

Protesters against the government of Daniel Ortega. Photo: AP


The opposition coalition National Unity Blue and White a protest started in Nicaragua which consists out of do not buy government fuel to the income that sIt is supposedly used for "repression".

The initiators hope that the protest lasts for a month, calling on Nicaraguans not to consume the fuel from the state-run National Petroleum Distributor (DNP) and thus prevent the government from "donating about $ 4.6 million per month to oppress the people".

The DNP is the company responsible for the distribution of the oil that Nicaragua imports with payment facilities from Venezuela in recent years it has contributed several billion dollars to the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Last July, the treasurer of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), Francisco Lopez, resigned from the management of DNP after the United States had applied the Magnitsky Global Law, aimed at people involved in "serious human rights violations". or that they have become involved in corruption. "

Nicaragua has experienced a social crisis since April and politics that generated several protests against the government of Daniel Ortega and a balance between 322 and 512 dead, according to local and foreign human rights organizations, while the executive figure dies in 199 deaths.

The Ortega government has been held responsible for "more than 300 deaths", as well as extrajudicial executions, torture, obstruction of medical care, arbitrary arrests, kidnappings and sexual violence, including human rights violations by the office of Alto UN Commissioner for Human Rights (Acnudh ).

Ortega has denied the accusations and has assured that it is an attempted coup.

Demonstrations against Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, began on 18 April as a result of social security reforms that were eventually canceled, thus preventing the crisis from being deactivated, including the request to resign from the government.