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The Need for Long-Term Pressure on the Ortega Regime

July 28, 2021 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a virtual event on Daniel Ortega’s increasingly autocratic rule in Nicaragua and how the international community can continue to maintain pressure on the regime.

Following a slew of repressive laws in late 2020, the past two months have witnessed Daniel Ortega crack down further on Nicaragua’s political opposition, arresting dozens from a wide swath of society and invalidating major pre-presidential candidates from electoral competition. These actions, which have shocked the world, send the message that Ortega does not plan to step down as President anytime soon. 

This event will seek to highlight political repression and the onslaught of political detentions in anticipation of this year’s elections. It will also emphasize the importance of maintaining pressure on the Ortega regime now, and possibly beyond November elections, and the tools the international community should muster to do so.

Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available.

This event was made possible thanks to general support to CSIS.

Founder, President, and Chief Executive, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation
Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)