Breaking: US Ambassador’s Residence Fired On By Daniel Ortega’s Paramilitary Forces in Nicaragua
Violence broke out Sunday night in Nicaragua.
Daniel Ortega’s paramilitary forces reportedly fired on the home of US Ambassador Laura Dogu.
Confirming there was gunfire near my house. My house was not targeted and I am ok. I am very concerned at reports of violence this weekend. I condemn the violence and my prayers are with all the victims and their families.
— Laura Dogu (@USAmbNicaragua) July 9, 2018
From our contact on the ground in Nicaragua:
There is a lot of scuttlebutt in the last half hour on the ground here in Nicaragua that the US ambassador’s Laura Dogu residence has been fired on by pro Ortega paramilitaries.
Haven’t seen an English report yet but worth keeping an eye on.
Ortega has killed near 300 people over the last two and half months here. Mostly people that put up road blocks and protest.
It is really bad. Just today in three cities over 20 people killed.
Earlier this week Vice President Mike Pence tweeted out support for the people in their uprising against the Marxist regime in Nicaragua.
.@VP lo dijo claramente: Los Estados Unidos están del lado del pueblo de Nicaragua y continuarán haciendo rendir cuentas a los responsables de la violencia y corrupción patrocinada por el gobierno https://t.co/FGmJqjxwoU
— Laura Dogu (@USAmbNicaragua) July 5, 2018
At least 14 people were killed in violence tonight in Nicaragua.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 9, 2018
Ortega has ordered out the troops to “sow death and terror” against the people.
The paramilitary forces of the Ortega regime entering the city of Leon, Nicaragua to sow death and terror against the people. pic.twitter.com/pMFwoMnLmq
— Juan David Echezabal (@EchezabalJuan) July 9, 2018