Welcome back to another week of Central American news.
This week marked the one-year anniversary since deadly protests started in Nicaragua and coïncides with the Holy Week of Easter. Religious processions and civic protests have merged throughout the country as the police attacked a procession in the capital, Managua.
Today, the Nicaraguan youth in particular is looking for ways to rethink the country’s democracy beyond making President Ortega leave power. For NACLA
, 21-year old Nicaraguan activist Madeleine Caracas asks a question that many throughout Latin America are asking:
“Because we have a state that is totally corrupt, we have a deformed state, a machista state, which is more concerned with economic power, and other forms of influence… How do we start to change this dynamic?”
Let us know your thoughts on Nicaragua, Madeleine’s quote or democracy in Central America and we will share them on next week’s newsletter!
Thank you for reading and we wish you a great Semana Santa.