Nicaraguan government cracks down on doctors thousands hit the streets

first_imgRelated posts:Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for ‘peace’ US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest Nicaraguan student leaders meet with former President Oscar Arias According to rights groups, 317 people have been killed and 2,000 wounded in more than three months of unrest against the Ortega administration.The United States, the Organization of American States, and the Vatican all support demands from protesters that Ortega — in power since 2007 — resign, or at least agree to hold early elections.But Ortega claims the country would plunge into “anarchy” if he left power before the end of his mandate in early 2022.He called a counter-rally outside the Central American University on Saturday demanding “justice for victims of terrorism.”Marchers who rallied in support of the doctors wore masks and scarves over fears, they said, of being targeted for taking part.Meanwhile, a new economic analysis released on Saturday by consultants COPADES warned that Nicaragua’s economy will be seriously undercut by the crisis to the tune of more than $1 billion in losses, and shed about 200,000 jobs. Anti-government protesters who want President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president, wife Rosario Murillo to resign, march demanding justice for doctors dismissed from a public hospital for treating protesters wounded in demonstrations, in Managua on August 4, 2018. AFP Photo / Marvin Recinos Facebook Comments More than 40 doctors fired from hospital in Leoncenter_img MANAGUA, Nicaragua—Thousands marched Saturday against President Daniel Ortega’s government and his crackdown against doctors who treated injured protestors that Ortega calls terrorists.The demonstrators chanted “No more abuses,” “Long live doctors,” and “Doctors are not Terrorists,” in solidarity with doctors the government has punished for being opposition members or caring for them.About 100 doctors nationwide were fired from public hospitals for tending to people hurt in the anti-Ortega unrest.last_img read more

AZCardinals officially sign firstround pick Robe

first_img#AZCardinals officially sign first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche, fifth-rounders Marqui Christian and Cole Toner!— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 6, 2016That leaves the Cardinals with three unsigned rookie picks: third-round pick and Texas A&M cornerback product Brandon Williams; fourth-rounder Evan Boehm, a center out of Missouri; and sixth-round pick Harlan Miller from Southeastern Louisiana.Arizona opened its rookie mini-camp Friday that includes the following players: The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Nkemdiche is expected to contribute immediately after twice becoming an All-SEC First-Team selection at Ole Miss. The Associated Press’ Bob Baum reports the contract is for four years with a fifth-year option and worth $8.6 million, $4.4 million of which is guaranteed.Christian, a safety out of Midwestern State, and Toner, an offensive lineman from Harvard, will provide the Cardinals with depth at their respective positions. #AZCardinals rookie minicamp roster:— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) May 6, 2016 Source: @AZCardinals on Twitter Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Robert Nkemdiche makes it official and signs rookie deal. 🎥— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 6, 2016The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday they have signed three of their six picks from the 2016 NFL Draft.First-round pick (29th overall) Robert Nkemdiche, and fifth-round selections Marqui Christian (167th overall) and Cole Toner (170th overall) inked their contracts as Arizona opened its three-day rookie mini-camp. Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more