Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez, recently declared stateless by the government of Daniel Ortega, has “not only the yearning,” but also “the certainty that we will return.”
HAVANA TIMES – Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez, recently declared stateless by the government of Daniel Ortega, along with 316 other people critical of the president, harbors “not only the yearning,” but also “the certainty that we will return.”
Ramirez, who is in Tenerife participating in a “noir genre” festival, “Tenerife Noir,” told EFE that the situation in Nicaragua is “very difficult,” as it suffers from “a dictatorship like so many others that have existed in Latin America.”
His hope is that there will be “a democratic restructuring as soon as possible without bloodshed for the country, without any civil war in between. Hopefully it can be achieved,” he sighs.
He believes that Sandinismo, the revolution of the 1980s of the last century in which he was a protagonist, to the point of being vice president of the country, slowly turned into “an old memory” with the passage of time.
And what remains of it now is the figure of Daniel Ortega as “a decrepit dictator” who uses “a revolutionary rhetoric for a regime tha