Wednesday, April 21

Leftist thugocracy in Nicaragua: Will Washington notice?

Source: - Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista thugocracy has spent the last several years systematically dismantling Nicaragua’s democracy. Now it has given a whole new meaning to the term “judicial activism.”

On Tuesday, two Supreme Court justices appointed by Ortega led a violent demonstration outside a Managua hotel where opposition members of Congress were trying to meet. The legislators are seeking to overturn a decree by Ortega illegally extending the judges’ terms. As Justices Rafael Solis and Armengol Cuadra headed a mob outside the Holiday Inn hotel photographs taken by the Associated Press showed masked militants firing homemade mortars and rockets.  Read more