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La lección de Nicaragua: desestimar la gravedad de la pandemia es letal

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Isolda Hurtado

Independent Scholar, NI
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Ante la pandemia, otros países centroamericanos establecían desde marzo medidas de contención, sin embargo, en Nicaragua se agudizó inexplicablemente la resistencia gubernamental incrementando a “millares” los eventos masivos partidarios, deportivos, turísticos y culturales. Ante la inoperancia del régimen, numerosas acciones de salud pública han sido animadas por agrupaciones médicas, civiles o académicas, independientes. La pandemia presentó la verdadera cara del sistema de Salud: limitado, desabastecido, desatendido, con sus servicios ya colapsados. Los datos suministrados por el Ministerio de Salud (Minsa) disfrazan la innegable transmisión comunitaria en un aumento de desinformación pública. La reacción a la pandemia confirma que el ejercicio arbitrario del poder derrumbó los pilares de la democracia en Nicaragua. 

In March other Central American countries began to establish containment measures against COVID-19. However, in Nicaragua, for some inexplicable reason, government resistance stiffened and raised into the “thousands” massive party events, as well as sports, tourist, and cultural events. Given the regime’s inaction, numerous steps to support public health were undertaken by independent medical, civilian, and academic groups. The pandemic reveals the true nature of the health system in Nicaragua: limited, lacking in supplies, and neglected, with its services in a state of collapse. Data provided by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), with its increase in public disinformation, conceal the undeniable community transmission of the disease. The reaction to the pandemic confirms that the arbitrary exercise of power in Nicaragua has destroyed its pillars of democracy.

How to Cite: Hurtado, I., 2020. La lección de Nicaragua: desestimar la gravedad de la pandemia es letal. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies, 4(1), pp.71–75. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/marlas.311
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Published on 30 Jun 2020.

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