President Daniel Ortega accused the Nicaraguan opposition of trying to destroy the country’s economy with the protests against his government, which began on April 18 and have been repressed by his government, leaving more than 300 deaths confirmed by national and international organizations.
A man holds a poster with the image of Daniel Ortega during a march of Sandinista sympathizers. Confidencial
“They want to see Nicaragua destroyed because they believe that they will gain power in that way,” the president said Wednesday in a speech to the Sandinistas on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the assault on the National Palace during the struggle against the Somoza dictatorship, overthrown in July 1979.
“They have taken the road to hell,” he added.
According to Ortega, his detractors promoted a