TODAY NICARAGUA – “The toads of El Carmen … being then … TOADS” writes PXMolina on Twitter in reference to the congratulatory letter sent by Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo to U.S. president-elect Joe Biden, vice-president-elect Kamala Harris and Dr. Jill Biden, Jose’s wife.
“We convey the consideration of our people, and from the faith in God, who as a human family we share, we wish you a path, which although we know difficult, with confidence in the highest, father of all, will be able to open a new time for your country, his people and for the relationship with dignity in the world. With our best wishes for peace, well-being, health and goodwill,” reads the greeting sent, through a letter by Ortega and Murillo.
Los sapos de El Carmen… siendo pues… SAPOS. https://t.co/hOpB01eESO
— pxmolina (@pxmolina) November 8, 2020
Economist Intelligence warned in a recent analysis that Ortega would seek out Joe Biden to remove the sanctions in exchange for minimal concessions on the electoral reform that the international community is demanding of him in the face of the Nicaragua elections n November 2021. Ortega’s current term expires in January 2022.
Along with Nicaragua, congratulations to Biden and Harris poured in from all over the world, including Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK’s prime minister Boris Johson, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Israel’s Primer Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has, perhaps, been Trump’s closest international ally.
Last October, Biden, when he was still a candidate for the nomination to the Democratic party, warned that if he wins the elections, he will not eliminate or soften the sanctions on regimes such as the one established by Daniel Ortega, in Nicaragua.
He also pointed out that he will not deport migrants fleeing the repression of those regimes, such as that of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. The statements were made to journalist Iván Taylor, from Univisión, during a car rally in Florida.
“No, it wouldn’t soften them. What’s more, those who flee from those countries will not be deported either. “Nicaraguans too (would not be deported). If we are going to be tough on their governments, we cannot punish those who flee these systems,” Biden said.
The hope that a Biden presidency to be a softy on dictators may be based partly on Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric and the claim of Republicans that “Biden will take his foot off the gas pedal and ease sanctions against these autocratic leaders and governments.”
The message in English:
Managua, November 7, 2020
United States of America
Mr. Joseph Biden:
Our greetings to You, your Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris, your wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and to all the People of the United States, with whom we are confident of sharing the Hope of a World of Respect, Dialogue and Peace, because the entire Humanity needs to reconnect with Mutual Understanding and the Common Good.
We convey the consideration of our People, and from the Faith in God, that as a Human Family we share, we wish you a Path, that although we know difficult, with Confidence in the Most High, Father of All, will be able to open a New Time for your Country, your People, and for the Relationship with Dignity in the World.
With our best wishes for Peace, Good, Health and Goodwill,
Daniel Ortega Rosario Murillo