April 7, 2019
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
I want to dedicate these words to Nicaragua because it has been 12 months since the political crisis began. Between 350 and 500 people have lost their lives, more than a 1,000 have been physically injured, 779 people have been imprisoned for their participation in social protests (200 of them recently released), 70,000 have gone into exile, and there have been 700 acts of aggressions against journalists covering the protests, and 66 journalists went into exile – this is just to give some numbers.
Are the protests an attempt to overthrow a legitimate democratic government, carried out by an elite hungry for power?…