Sandinista leaders fall victim to coronavirus outbreak they downplayed

Posted by on June 8, 2020 5:15 am
Categories: Global Stories

Nicaragua’s government denies community spread in the country but an independent tally says deaths are 20 times the official figure

Earlier this year, as countries enforced strict social-distancing rules to slow the spread of coronavirus, Nicaragua’s Sandinista rulers organized a string of pro-government rallies and marches under the banner “Love Walk in the Time of Covid-19”.

Among those who joined one of those crowds in Managua was Dr Félix Bravo, a doctor in the country’s public health system, whose loyalty to the Nicaraguan government apparently outweighed the World Health Organization’s warnings against large gatherings.

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