José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (born November 11, 1945) is a Nicaraguan politician and former revolutionary who served as leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, and is presently serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007. She is said to run Cabinet meetings and many Nicaraguans credit her for social programs that have helped keep the ruling Sandinista party's popularity ratings high. Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega picks wife as his vice presidential running mate. Born: 11-Nov-1945 Birthplace: La Libertad, Nicaragua Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Head of State Nationality: Nicaragua Executive summary: President of Nicaragua Father: Daniel Ortega Wife: Lidia Saavedra Brother: Humberto Ortega Saavedra Wife: Rosario Murillo (m. 2005, seven children … Some say it brings more questions... Tracking vaccine distribution, state by state. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. That prompted the US House of Representatives to pass a bill that would require the US to oppose loans to Nicaragua from international lending institutions unless the country takes “effective steps to hold free, fair and transparent elections.” Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate. Rosario Murillo and Daniel Ortega at an event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista National Liberation Front withdrawal to Masaya, in … “We are more than 50 percent of the population and we have the possibility, the duty, the right to fill decisive positions.”. In what is believed to be a first in modern electoral politics, Nicaragua’s leftist president, Daniel Ortega, last week tapped his wife, Rosario Murillo, as his running mate in his race this year for a third term in office. The strategy was hinted at by Ortega’s wife, Rosario Murillo, in a public communiqué she issued as the president’s communications chief shortly after he began his second administration in 2007. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Repression kindled opposition, which surfaced after Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista regime in 1959. “And mafia-style, he picks his wife to give her the kind of institutional power that she already had de-facto.”. 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Daniel Ortega, right, shows his ink-stained thumb after casting his vote alongside wife Rosario Murillo in Managua, Nicaragua, on Sunday. His government has turned sharply authoritarian in recent years. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks with his wife Rosario Murillo during a commemoration of the 37th anniversary of the founding of the army in Managua, Posters in support of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and vice-presidential candidate first lady Rosario Murillo are seen in Managua, Pope Francis prays with priests at the end of a limited public audience at the San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican, A girl's silhouette is seen from behind a fabric in a tent along a beach by Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, A Chinese woman takes a photo of herself in front of a flower display dedicated to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China. So now she's just getting the appropriate title to go along with that,” said Michael Allison, a political scientist at the University of Scranton. “And so this would be a way to really guarantee that should something happen to him, the family control over Nicaraguan politics will continue.”, Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Ortega, still in high school in Managua in 1959, took part in a widespread student struggle against the S… During his reign as president starting in 2007, Ortega has been described as taking "full control of all four branches of government, state institutions, the military, and police", and in the process dismantled "Nicaragua’s institutional democracy" (journalist Tim Rogers); taking under his control "every aspect of government ... the National Assembly, the Supreme Court, the armed forces, the judiciary, the police and the prosecutor’s office" (journalist, Frances Robles); "aggressively dismantled all institutional checks o… He noted the hurricane’s impact on Nicaragua’s North Caribbean coast. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega names his wife as his running mate and candidate for vice-president as he seeks re-election for a third term. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called on Nicaragua “to recognize the extreme gravity of the situation, and immediately adopt steps to address and contain the pandemic.” Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, told reporters “we have concerns about the testing, contact tracing, about the reporting of cases” in Nicaragua, as well as “inadequate infection prevention and control.”. He was previously the President of Nicaragua from 1984 to 1990, and played an important role in the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution. There are days when ‘pandemic frustration’ really riles me up. “She's already been involved in the main decisions affecting the country and advising the president. But what perhaps most sets the Central American nation apart is its president. It was the first time Daniel Ortega and his wife/VP/spokesperson Murillo were seen out of their residence/dispatch in over four months. Only a small percentage of citizens are elderly — the group that has typically suffered the highest rate of fatalities. Dozens of fires are burning out of control throughout Northern California as fire resources are spread thin, Students use their mobile phones as flashlights at an anti-government rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom. In fact, he hasn’t appeared in public for a month. Rosario Murillo, the first lady of Nicaragua, is on the ticket as Vice President in the upcoming November 6 presidential election with her husband, President Daniel Ortega. Authorities say they’re doing a responsible job preparing people for covid-19 — sending health teams door to door to encourage people to wash their hands and report fever or other virus symptoms. Despite taking preventive measures for himself and his family, the Sandinista leader remained silent about preventive measures and any assistance for the population to face the health and economic crisis. “If 'the man' dies, she'll be there. He denied that anyone died as a result of Hurricane Eta. During the first Sandinista governments from 1980 to 1990, she was a newspaper culture editor, head of the Sandinista Cultural Workers' Association, a lawmaker and head of the country's Institute of Culture. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Coronavirus on the border: Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S. Working in Ortega's favor is the country's consistent if unspectacular economic growth, as well as relatively low homicide rates at a time when neighboring El Salvador and Honduras are among the deadliest countries on the planet. How to help: Your community | Seniors | Restaurants | Keep at-risk people in mind. Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega picks wife as his vice presidential running mate. Since April 18, when the violent suppression of protests against a Social Security Reform triggered a massive civic insurrection, President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, have abandoned all pretense of tolerance and restraint and unleashed a deadly wave of repression. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega names his wife as his running mate and candidate for vice-president as he seeks re-election for a third term. It was the last flight by the last international airline serving Nicaragua. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? He denied that anyone died as a result of Hurricane Eta. Wed., Nov. 2, 2016 timer 4 min. The shared power between Ortega and Murillo aims to create “a new dynasty,” said Monica Baltodano, a former guerrilla commander who broke with the Sandinistas. The U.S. government has imposed sanctions against Ortega’s family members and the police in retaliation for what it calls their corruption and brutality. In 1998, Ortega's stepdaughter alleged that he had sexually abused her for 10 years, beginning when she was 11 years old. Even as other Central American countries shut down airports, schools and sporting events, Nicaragua has stayed open for business. Select from premium Daniel Ortega Saavedra of the highest quality. The Catholic Church in Nicaragua says it’s being targeted by spies and harassment, Ortega is strangling La Prensa, one of Latin America’s most storied newspapers, ‘They are shooting at a church’: inside the 15-hour siege by Nicaraguan paramilitaries, Today’s coverage from Post correspondents around the world, Like Washington Post World on Facebook and stay updated on foreign news, Coronavirus maps: Cases and deaths in the U.S. | Cases and deaths worldwide, Vaccine tracker: See how many doses will be available in your state. Born in a remote village, Ortega was raised by his activist parents. Ortega made his first public appearance in 19 days. The government wants to “ensure it has the income to sustain its repressive apparatus and keep its base mobilized and ready” in case there are further demonstrations, Pallais said. She returned home when Somoza was toppled. Once more, he attacked the April 2018 civic rebellion. 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. Daniel Ortega doesn’t seem to be leading the charge against the coronavirus. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Mexican factories boost production of medical supplies for U.S. hospitals while country struggles with its own coronavirus outbreak. The government hasn’t revealed how many people have undergone the exams, and private hospitals have been barred from conducting them. President Daniel Ortega has sent shock wave down the spine of his people when he suddenly announced his wife, Rosario Murillo as his running mate as he seeks 3rd term re-election. Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas. “There's definitely a segment of the population in women's groups and in feminist groups and in human rights groups that I don't think will ever forgive her the controversy over Zoilamerica,” Wade said. Not even Bill and Hillary dared to go as far as Daniel and Rosario.. In Ortega’s absence, Vice President Rosario Murillo — also his wife — has been giving daily phone interviews to official media. Costa Rica, Nicaragua’s less populous neighbor, has confirmed more than 500 cases of covid-19. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month, Members of 'Omnium Cultural' celebrate the 20th 'Festa per la llibertat' ('Fiesta for the freedom') to mark the Day of Catalonia in Barcelona. “The Ortegas really seem to be intent on increasing the family's control over much of Nicaraguan political, social and economic life...” he added. And that’s why the large gatherings of recent weeks are causing so much alarm. By Luis Manuel Galeano And Peter Orsi The Associated Press. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo (L), speak during a ceremony to receive the torch of Peace and Freedom of Central America for the 197th anniversary of the Nicaraguan Independence at the National Palace in Managua on September 12, 2018. Its soccer league has continued to hold matches, with some anxious players wearing masks. The Cuban government has said that three of its citizens who recently visited Nicaragua have tested positive for the virus. Not even Bill and Hillary dared to go as far as Daniel and Rosario.. And she's equally reviled by government opponents, who see her presence on the ticket as another step in the 70-year-old Ortega's push to maintain the couple's grip on power in a country with a long and uncomfortable history of dynastic families. Public schools remained open until April 3, the start of an extended Easter break. OSWALDO RIVAS / … They terrorized suspected opponents of the regime to avenge their father's death. Daniel Ortega doesn’t seem to be leading the charge against the coronavirus. Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo wave to supporters during a rally in Granada ahead of their successful 2006 election campaign Credit: ESTEBAN FELIX/AP Daniel Ortega claims Eta left “not one single death” Less than five minutes into his speech, Ortega recalled the crisis caused by the November 3 rd passage of Hurricane Eta. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo prepare to cast their votes in Managua during the presidential election on November 6, 2016. Josefina Bonilla, a doctor and public health expert in Managua, the capital, said Nicaragua’s low number of cases reflected a lack of testing. That's particularly true among the poor and women, who see her as responsible for programs she announces: putting roofs on homes, doling out micro loans, funding school lunches and running women's clinics. AKA Daniel José Ortega Saavedra. “People are staying at home,” Leonardo Torres, the head of the national committee of small and medium-sized businesses, told the news site Nicaragua Investiga. 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Members of White House staff to get early access to coronavirus vaccine. Ortega and Murillo looked likely to win elections that would hand him a third straight term and cement her role as co-ruler. She met Ortega during the revolution, and they fell in love while in exile. read. According to BBC, First Lady Murillo, a re-known poet is known for promoting her New Age spirituality on TV. RELATED: Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega Picks Wife as Running Mate, Pledges Joint Rule. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. As coronavirus vaccine begins to roll out, FDA seeks to reassure the public... D.C. publishes reams of coronavirus data. What never should have happened is happening again in Nicaragua. MANAGUA, Nicaragua — In the photo, a bunch of kids in swimsuits are sitting around a table at the beach. José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (born November 11, 1945) is a Nicaraguan politician and former revolutionary who served as leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, and is presently serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. (As it turned out, the beach photo tweeted by Ortega’s son was old.) Born in a remote village, Ortega was raised by his activist parents. “If you only do a few tests, you’ll only have a few positive results,” Bonilla said. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla leader, changed his political stripes and is now clinging to power alongside his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo. He's almost never alone in those ads: Accompanying Ortega is the smiling visage of his first lady, spokeswoman and now running mate, Rosario Murillo. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Ortega with his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo. Murillo said Wednesday that the government was “rigorously applying” sanitary measures in airports, ports and jails. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega gestures during his address before the Organization of American States in Washington on Nov. 11, 1987. She worked with the FSLN after 1969 and was captured by the Somoza regime's security forces in 1979. After his father saw action in a civil war, he and his wife became adamantly opposed to the ruling dictator. Daniel Ortega doesn’t seem to be leading the charge against the coronavirus. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo prepare to cast their votes in Managua during the presidential election on November 6, 2016. Private schools switched to online classes weeks ago. Critics say he has eliminated all serious opposition. 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Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? He returned to the presidency in 2007 and has won reelection twice since then. The NCAA was created to protect college athletes. By Ana Lucia Cruz (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES – On Sunday November 8 th, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega interrupted 19 days of absence and silence with a public appearance. While many Sandinista loyalists wave the issue aside, some Nicaraguans continue to hold a dim view of Murillo's role. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Correspondent covering Mexico and Central America. LO. Rosario Murillo is particularly influential among women and the poor, who see her as responsible for programs she announces: putting roofs on homes, doling out micro loans, funding school lunches and running women's clinics, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Biography of Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan guerrilla leader, member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) junta that took power from the Somoza family in 1979 after victory in the civil war. Nicaragua has reported only nine cases of covid-19 and one fatality. The government says he’s still in control. With over 72 percent of the votes, Daniel Ortega, 71, won Nicaragua’s elections that were held on Nov. 6. The strategy was hinted at by Ortega's wife, Rosario Murillo, in a public communique she issued as the president's communications chief shortly after he began his second administration in 2007. “I mean she's in people's homes all the time now... She's become really the public face of the administration, and I think that's helped her popularity immensely,” said Christine Wade, a political scientist at Washington College in Maryland. “Our aspiration is for all women in Nicaragua to play a full role,” Murillo said in August after being named to the ticket. “What's going to happen (in the election) is a farce,” said Carlos Langrand, one of the 28 opposition lawmakers booted in July. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Masks, which were already compulsory on public transport, in enclosed public spaces, and outdoors in Paris in certain high-congestion areas around tourist sites, were made mandatory outdoors citywide on August 28 to fight the rising coronavirus infections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to the national flag at the start of a press conference at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo. Mon, 07 Nov, 2016 - 11:17 Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, looked likely to win elections that would hand him … “We’re worried about their approach, because the recommendations of the [World Health Organization] are for social distancing,” said Costa Rica’s president, Carlos Alvarado. It’s already happening. She worked with the FSLN after 1969 and was captured by the Somoza regime's security forces in 1979. Once fast-growing, it cratered after the government violently suppressed pro-democracy protests in 2018. But it’s also the second-poorest country in the hemisphere, after Haiti. Nicaragua’s power couple: President Daniel Ortega picks wife as running mate. In fact, he hasn’t appeared in public for a month. It’s promoting festivities such as an event to distribute a sugary fruit treat — “the biggest almibar handout in Nicaragua.” Authorities haven’t closed borders, businesses or stadiums. CDC greenlights advisory group’s decision to recommend Pfizer vaccine for u... We need a Marshall Plan for our schools. Daniel Ortega is best known for being the long-time president of the Central American nation of Nicaragua. Firefighters have brought the fire under control but they expected to keep working through the day, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posing for a selfie with his family at Berlin's Charite hospital. Said to be a tireless worker, Murillo broadcasts daily TV and social media messages in which she offers everything from world news to culinary tips in a style that draws on religious, revolutionary and poetic rhetoric. ... Lesther Aleman confronts Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega at a televised negotiation on May 16, 2018. A billboard in Managua promotes Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who is seeking reelection, and his running mate and wife, Rosario Murillo. Ortega said that the phenomenon “left damages”, but that these were “reparable”. The crucial tourism sector was hit particularly hard. Coronavirus vaccines can have side effects. She has been his shadow. Thailand has seen near-daily protests in recent weeks by students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Members of the Kayapo tribe block the BR163 highway during a protest outside Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. Churches in this predominantly Catholic country canceled Holy Week processions and have been transmitting Mass via video. image captionDaniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, say their government is the target of a smear campaign Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega … After the victory she became general secretary of the Sandinista Cultural Workers Association and in 1985 became an FSLN delegate in the National Assembly. Ortega served as the new regime’s first president from 1984 to 1990 and returned to office in 2007. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? 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Nicaraguan first lady Rosario Murillo was named Tuesday to be the running mate of her husband, Daniel Ortega, in his bid to win election to a third … By Ana Lucia Cruz (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES – On Sunday November 8 th, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega interrupted 19 days of absence and silence with a public appearance. Wary Nicaraguans are taking their own precautions. She is powerful,” said fruit vendor Roberto Mayorga. If the virus spreads unchecked, Bonilla said, the country could face a “catastrophic scenario.”, Public health experts: Coronavirus could overwhelm the developing world. The strategy was hinted at by Ortega’s wife, Rosario Murillo, in a public communique she issued as the president’s communications chief shortly after he began his second administration in 2007. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, has been accused of trying to consolidate his family’s grip on power by choosing his wife to run as his vice-presidential candidate in November’s elections. Beaches have largely remained empty. Murillo has taken on ever greater responsibility during the last decade that her husband has been in office. Rosario María Murillo Zambrana (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈsaɾjo muˈɾiʝo]; born 22 June 1951) is the vice president and first lady of Nicaragua.She is married to the current president Daniel Ortega.She was also first lady when, in 1985, her husband became president six years after the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew the Somoza dynasty. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, looked likely to win elections that would hand him … This time, we know better how to make the most ... in a tweet with the image of his children posted on April 4, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, imposed sanctions against Ortega’s family members and the police, soccer league has continued to hold matches, See how many doses will be available in your state. About Daniel Ortega. In fact, he hasn’t appeared in public for a month. Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega has been re-elected, setting the stage for his third consecutive term - but this time accompanied by his wife as vice president. Efforts to prosecute the case were long stymied by Ortega's immunity from prosecution as a member of Nicaragua's congress. The official tourism agency touted scores of Holy Week events, from fishing tournaments to beauty pageants. On Thursday, Michael G. Kozak, the acting assistant U.S. secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, tweeted that “Daniel Ortega is nowhere to be found” as his country faces covid-19. (Esteban Felix / Associated Press) Rosario Murillo, President Daniel Ortega’s wife, has risen by winning over the poor and the public, but also by pushing out many in Mr. Ortega’s inner circle. They're drinking Cokes, waving, grinning. Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his wife, vice presidential candidate Rosario Murillo, show their marked thumbs after voting at a polling station … Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Once more, he attacked the April 2018 civic rebellion. She said Nicaragua enjoyed some advantages in confronting the health crisis. According to BBC, First Lady Murillo, a re-known poet is known … Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, has been accused of trying to consolidate his family’s grip on power by choosing his wife to run as his vice-presidential candidate in November’s elections. Skeptical that Congress can vote remotely? In what is believed to be a first in modern electoral politics, Nicaragua’s leftist president, Daniel Ortega, last week tapped his wife, Rosario Murillo, as his running mate in his race this year for a third term in office. Daniel Ortega's wife was poetess Rosario Murillo; they had seven children. Find the perfect Daniel Ortega Saavedra stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. After the victory she became general secretary of the Sandinista Cultural Workers Association and in 1985 became an FSLN delegate in the National Assembly. Murillo, 65, was born in Managua in 1951 and obtained diplomas in English and French while studying in Britain and Switzerland. 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