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Latin America, Central America, Nicaragua: onda-info 588

Hello and welcome to onda-info 588. In this issue we are devoting ourselves to a single country, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua has been making headlines in recent days and weeks. The small Central American country is suing Germany at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The Ortega regime claims that Germany is guilty of complicity in genocide because of its arms sales to Israel. There are several lawsuits pending in international courts in connection with the war that Israel is waging against Hamas in Gaza. The victims of the massacre on October 7th are suing the Hamas leadership at the International Criminal Court. For anyone interested in what these lawsuits are about, we recommend the dis:arm podcast from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. In its current edition Linda Peikart and Jan van Aken focus on the importance of international jurisdiction.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Sandinistas’ successful revolution against the Somosza regime. We are dedicating two articles to this event. As part of the series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of FDCL and Latin America News, an event was held last November on “Solidarity movement with Central America yesterday and today” instead of. In our first article, people who reported on the influence the revolution had on the international solidarity movement have their say. This article was created in cooperation with FDCL eV.

In her documentary “A Dream of Revolution,” Petra Hoffmann looks at the 45 years since the victory of the Sandinista Liberation Front in Nicaragua. Accompanied by revolutionary songs from then and now, the film shows the transition from the “dream of the revolution” to the sobering present. Darius Ossami and Tininiska Zanger Montoya watched the film for you.

In our last article, Markus Plate introduces you to the Nicaraguan singer Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy. Mejía Godoy gave a moving concert in his exile in Costa Rica in December 2021, in the middle of the pandemic. Mejia Godoy regularly criticizes the former revolutionary leader Daniel Ortega (born 1945) at concerts and on his YouTube channel. As a member of the Nicaraguan rebel organization FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional), he overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979. From July 1979, Ortega ruled Nicaragua as the head of a government junta. From 1985 to 1990, Ortega was elected president of Nicaragua. After electoral defeats in 1990, 1996 and 2001, he was re-elected on November 5, 2006 and confirmed in office on November 6, 2011 and November 7, 2016. He is staying in office by allowing the population’s protests against the corruption of his family and his government, which have been ongoing since April 2018, to be suppressed through police operations that have resulted in hundreds of deaths.

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” href=” data-gt-translate-attributes=”[{” attribute=”” tabindex=”0″ role=”link”>Daniel Ortega und dessen Ehefrau Rosario Murillo, die Nicaragua in eine Diktatur verwandelt haben. Eine längere Version dieses Beitrags von 2021 findet Ihr auf unserer Webseite.

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