Ortega took office in January 2007, and, during his first months as president, it seemed to many that he had carried out his inaugural promises of implementing programs to eliminate hunger and illiteracy among the country’s impoverished, of maintaining a free-trade agreement with the United States, and of creating more private-sector jobs. Politics in Latin America work differently than in other countries. Since then, Ortega has mostly continued to remain a ghost hiding from public view. Nicaragua is a sovereign nation – what matters is only what Nicaraguans think. Choosing to hide has mostly been his solution. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. He returned to the presidency in 2007 after three failed election attempts, and he won re-election in 2011. It has cracked down on independent media outlets like Confidencial, whose leader is Carlos Fernando Chamorro. Wow. FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during the inauguration ceremony of a highway overpass in Managua, Nicaragua. Keep in mind, the headquarters of Human Rights Watch is located in Washington DC and acts essentially as a pit-bull terrier on a leash that’s controlled by the Washington DC’s political elite. Go figure. The last time the … Nicaragua celebrates today the 75th birthday of President Daniel Ortega with hundreds of messages and best wishes that have flooded social networks from the early hours of the day. Indeed, according to one measure, general poverty in Nicaragua fell from about 42 percent of the population to about 30 percent during 2009–14. A big tip that hinted to me that it may not be a legitimate organization, is the Observatory’s Twitter page. They have exactly 5,492 followers on Twitter right now – yet not one Nicaraguan is commenting on any of their recent posts or Tweets that they put on Twitter. At this point, I’m convinced that the mainstream media is finally starting to crumble under the weight of their own lies. I’ve lived in Latin America long enough to know of the scams that happen at high levels. Ortega initially led Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990 following the Sandinista revolution that ousted the Somoza dictatorship, but he lost the presidential election in 1990. After secretly returning to Nicaragua, Ortega played a major role in the conciliation of various FSLN factions and in the formation of alliances with business and political groups. Suivez l'actualité et retrouvez les dernières news sur vos sujets de prédilection en suivant Le Point.fr. In the event, Ortega won a commanding victory, capturing more than 72 percent of the vote, though the election was boycotted by many in the opposition and was not witnessed by international observers (who were uninvited by the government). Full name: Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra Gender: Male. Il s’est installé à La Libertad, attiré par la recherche d’or. World Presidents. I simply would not trust this organization, just like I would never trust the government of Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega controls a media empire that spreads government propaganda, enriches his family, and financially squeezes rival outlets in Nicaragua. Required fields are marked *. Daniel Ortega is a Sandanista, yes the same Sandanistas that New York Mayor Bill De Blasio supported in the 1980’s. Others appear frustrated with Guardian’s writing as well: Pure propaganda for the Ortega dictatorship in @guardian. In his speech commemorating deceased Sandinista founder Carlos Fonseca, Ortega asserted that he “respects” Donald Trump’s claims of electoral fraud. They just faced two Category 4 hurricanes earlier this year. As the conflict escalated over a period of several days and spread from Managua to other Nicaraguan cities, dozens of protesters were killed in clashes with police and counterdemonstrators. Ortega also remained a steadfast supporter of the Venezuelan government—headed by Nicolás Maduro since the death of Chávez—even after Venezuela’s economy plummeted into crisis in response to falling world oil prices. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. … Dans la presse. Despite these developments, the opposition remained fragmented, and the FSLN, using its supermajority, pushed through changes to the constitution that removed term limits on the presidency and increased the chief executive’s power to rule by decree. Daniel Ortega, the son of a shoemaker, was still a teenager when he joined the left-wing Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). Good effort. José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈnjel oɾˈteɣa]; born November 11, 1945) is a Nicaraguan politician serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007; previously he was leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction (1979–1985) and then as President (1985–1990). President Daniel Ortega during the December 11 th graduation of army officials from the country’s Military Studies Center. Meanwhile, the FSLN established a “supermajority” by winning 62 of 90 seats in the National Assembly, clearing the way for Sandinistas to advance their legislative agenda. There’s little, if any, real information from Ortega’s adminstration. This is Latin America, which is known for having unreliable information tracking metrics from governments and private organizations, not to mention unregulated health organizations that operate in secrecy. The people of Nicaragua are tired. Their seemingly unassailable command of the political situation was threatened in April 2018, however, when widespread protest and rioting greeted the government’s imposition of social security reform that increased contributions by employers and workers while reducing benefits. 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He returned to the presidency in 2007 after three failed election attempts, and he won reelection in 2011. Page 3 : articles sur Daniel Ortega. Honestly, it’s difficult to know what to make of Nicaragua President Ortega’s handling of the virus. Daniel Ortega, in full José Daniel Ortega Saavedra, (born November 11, 1945, La Libertad, Nicaragua), Nicaraguan guerrilla leader, member of the Sandinista junta that took power in 1979, and the elected president of Nicaragua (1984–90, 2007– ).. Hugo Chávez. Son père, Daniel Simeón Ortega Cerda, est comptable dans une société minière. Ortega’s accommodation of the business community since his return to office in 2007 had served to solidify his grasp on power. He barely nods with his mustache and looks. Latinos are more active on social media than people in the United States. Daniel Ortega's most wanted: Nicaragua's exiles in Costa Rica Nicaraguan students Carlos, 21, Moises, 19, Cristopher, 19, and Randol, 30, at the house they share in San José, Costa Rica. As a result, Ortega was able to run for a third term in November 2016 with his wife, Rosario Murillo, the government’s chief spokesperson, as his vice presidential running mate. But there's been one notable exception -- President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, who has not been seen in public for over 40 days. But that didn’t happen. It’s breathtaking that CNN would consider publishing any information from an unofficial group, especially one composed primarily of students and non-medical staff: “Our team is made up of volunteers, medical professionals (including health professionals and epidemiologists), communication, research, engineering, computer science and students who contribute from their professional tools to make this effort a reality.”. In addition to the Nicaraguan people's congratulations, other heads of state and personalities have also congratulated him, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega denounced those who are asking the U.S. or any other country to sanction his nation. President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega , President of El Salvador Mauricio Funes and the President of Honduras Porfirio Lobo participate in a press conference after their meeting on Fonseca Gulf's... Obtenez des photos d'actualité haute résolution de qualité sur Getty Images A major Covid fraud project was uncovered in Brazil last year. American’s culture is based on the freedoms that it once fought for, although undoubtedly those freedoms are being taken away recently. Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega reappears to call coronavirus 'a sign from God' This article is more than 7 months old President, 74, had not been seen in public for over a month The president of Nicaragua is compared to Nicolás Maduro and accused of imposing the Cuban model on the Central American nation (Archive). In October, in response to a petition from Ortega and more than 100 mayors, the Nicaraguan Supreme Court lifted the constitutional ban on consecutive reelection, allowing Ortega to run in the country’s 2011 presidential election.  Scientists have raised concerns about environmental impacts, but the government has maintained that the canal will benefit the country by creating new jobs and potentially increasing its annual growth to an average of 8% per year. Even with new Covid strains spreading in the world, President Ortega doesn’t appear to have much concern. This policy gradually turned the guerrilla campaign into a full-fledged civil war and led to the Sandinista victory in 1979. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. PORTRAIT - Depuis trois mois, le Nicaragua est secoué par une violente révolte qui demande la démission du président, Daniel Ortega. This claim by HRW is entirely unverified, illegitimate, and pure speculation. Not you. I found all of this information on CNN. Preceded by: Enrique Bolaños … Nicaragua’s President continue to promote public events and reinforces no Covid19 rules. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega denounced those who are asking the U.S. or any other country to sanction his nation. The problem is – there’s no way to verify that any statements from this group are legitimate, hasn’t been corrupted, nor that it offers some degree of validity. And lets not forget, that the CIA is exceptionally skilled at taking control over latin countries and installing their own leaders. With strong support among Nicaragua’s poor, he secured a large enough plurality to defeat conservative candidate Eduardo Montealegre. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Daniel José Ortega Saavedra (né le 11 novembre 1945 à La Libertad, Nicaragua), a été président du Nicaragua de 1985 à 1990, pendant le gouvernement sandiniste. In the fall of 1967 Ortega was arrested for his part in a bank robbery and spent the next seven years in jail. Humans Rights Watch (HRW), a once-respected Washington DC human rights organization, has largely criticized Ortega, claiming that he “blatantly contradicts global health experts’ advice“. This is a completely arbitrary organization that has no backing, no standing of legitimacy, yet CNN is pushing it as if it’s more official than a government organization. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control added Juan Carlos Ortega to its list of “Specially Designated Nationals.” Ortega remained influential in Nicaraguan politics, and in 2006 he once again ran for president as the FSLN’s candidate. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login).