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2013-01-11

Instability in Venezuela affects Nicaragua

By Elisa Martins for Infosurhoy.com – 11/01/2013

Absence of Hugo Chávez threatens economic aid for Daniel Ortega’s administration in Nicaragua.

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega asked his countrymen to pray for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s recovery from cancer during a Mass in Managua on Dec. 31. Chávez has provided financial support to Ortega’s administration. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega asked his countrymen to pray for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s recovery from cancer during a Mass in Managua on Dec. 31. Chávez has provided financial support to Ortega’s administration. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – With the postponement of Hugo Chávez’s inauguration for his fourth term, uncertainty about Venezuela’s political future is causing concern among Latin American countries under the influence of chavismo, particularly Nicaragua.

The country led by Daniel Ortega – Chávez’s strongest ally in Central America – may suffer an economic setback due to the political turmoil in Venezuela, experts said.

During the past five years, Nicaragua received more than US$2.5 billion in financial aid from Venezuela.

Chávez, who is committed to promoting a “Bolivarian alliance” in Latin America, worked closely with the leader of the Sandinista Revolution who first ruled Nicaragua from 1985 to 1990.

“It’s an ideological relationship that is convenient for both parties. For Chávez, it signifies a presence in the region and, for Ortega, it keeps his political image clean,” said political analyst Roberto Antonio Wagner, a professor at Guatemala’s Francisco Marroquín University.

Wagner added Ortega’s background as a guerrilla fighter, which is viewed positively within chavismo, only strengthened his relationship with Chávez.

When Ortega returned to power in 2007, he found in Chávez a rising Bolivarian leader who could help him boost his prominence in domestic and international politics.

In El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, with their more conservative leftist parties and greater presence in the private sector, Chávez’s influence was not as strong as it was in Nicaragua, which was aligned with the 21st-century socialism advocated by Venezuela.

Venezuela’s economic aid to Nicaragua, which is essentially derived from oil revenues, finances social programs and private businesses run by Ortega’s supporters. The funding also subsidizes the energy sector, particularly with regard to oil, according to political analysts.

“[Venezuela’s assistance] fills the gaps left by other sources of cooperation that no longer reach Nicaragua due to reasons such as corruption and the lack of transparency in Ortega’s re-election in 2011,” Wagner added.

Without Chávez, who has not appeared in public for more than a month following his surgery in Cuba as part of ongoing cancer treatment, Venezuela’s financial assistance to Nicaragua could decrease.

The support of the National Assembly, the Supreme Court and the Venezuelan military for the indefinite postponement of Chávez’s inauguration may impact Nicaragua’s economic reserves and compromise the political framework of Ortega’s administration, according to analysts.

“It will all depend on the outcome of an upcoming election in which [current vice president] Nicolás Maduro would be the candidate for chavismo, as well as the current economic situation in Venezuela,” said Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of the Managua’s weekly Confidencial newspaper.

Venezuela is Nicaragua’s third-largest export market, after the United States and the rest of Central America. The annual aid of about US$500 million allows Ortega to run a budget parallel to the one voted on by the National Assembly, as the amount is equal to 7% of Nicaragua’s Gross Domesitc Product (GDP), or 20% of all taxes collected.

“If the cooperation with Venezuela were to be reduced or suspended, Ortega’s administration would face financial pressures, and many programs that are now financed outside the budget would have to be assumed by the government,” Chamorro said. “This would primarily decrease their margin for engaging in political patronage.”

But the scarcity of resources would not lead to a collapse of the regime, as Ortega has economic reserves, Chamorro added. But during the medium term, the loss of financial support from Venezuela could significantly impact Ortega’s political career.

In some circles of the Nicaraguan government there already is talk of promoting a “Plan B” in case Chávez is no longer in the picture, which is to diversify the sources of economic income and reduce Ortega’s dependence on the Venezuelan government.

But financial aid to Chávez’s allies in the region depends mainly on Venezuela’s economy, according to Francine Jácome of the Venezuelan Institute for Social and Political Studies (INVESP). The internal economic crisis may prevent any government from maintaining its oil subsidies and transferring funds to other countries.

“If elections are held in the coming months, and barring any unforeseen events, it’s likely that the ruling party will remain in power. In that case, there would be no major changes in foreign policy,” she said.

There also are questions surrounding the fate of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), a bloc created in 2004 under the influence of the chavista doctrine that includes countries such as Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Bolivia and Ecuador.

“ALBA is an asymmetrical bloc that depends on oil funds from Venezuela. Without Chávez and with the weakening economic capacity of the Venezuelan government, it’s likely that there will be a decline in the bloc’s influence,” Jácome said.

Luis Padilla of Guatemala’s Rafael Landívar University added that without Chávez, “ALBA will certainly lose strength, given that one of the groups’ strongest points was Chávez’s personality and leadership.”

Venezuela’s economic and political crisis could be an opportunity for Brazil, as the South American giant could benefit from the decline of Chávez’s influence in Latin America, Wagner said.

“Brazil is closely following this process because it is the ideal candidate to fill the void that would be left by Venezuela, but it would do so through other institutions such as the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), while also strengthening ties with Central America,” he added.

Meanwhile, Ortega seems willing to fight to maintain his cooperation with Venezuela. On Jan. 10, when Chávez was supposed to be re-inaugurated, Ortega traveled to Caracas to participate in a symbolic show of support for the Bolivarian leader.

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Uruguay’s José Mujica and Suriname’s Dési Bouterse joined Ortega in demonstrating solidarity with the Venezuelan leader.

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  1. Luis Mariño 03/25/2013

    Venezuela has wasted the chance to be an American power if it hadn’t given away its wealth in oil to Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador and even Argentina, and instead it should have used it to strengthen EDUCATION. Chavez’ government was corrupt, uncontrolled they have stolen the resources. Poor little Venezuela and its poor, ignorant people who believe that the Mercali will last them a LIFETIME.

  2. alegandro 03/21/2013

    Keep letting ignorant people drive the fate of the country, and distribute the fruits of this unrenewable wealth, when we could sow this wealth in our Venezuela, WAKE UP DAMN IT CAPRILES FOR PRESIDENT

  3. blanca milagro 03/18/2013

    The wealth of our country should be for the Venezuelans alone and for Venezuela I am radical about this country has been deceived for a long time and it’s poorer we have to recover our freedom out with the countries that depend on our oil which should be sold to the highest bidder and that money should be used for the people of Venezuela better education, better healthcare and work in industries with good salaries.

  4. Fernando Garay Perez 03/09/2013

    No more rabies; the dog is dead. This popular saying, harsh but true, will become effective in the case of president Hugo Chavez, in the short to mid-term. It will be an irredeemable, inexorable reality. Chavism, is not, never will be able to be a philosophy like those of Marx or that of liberalism. The opportunists by Chavez’ side, collected in the ALBA POPULIST PROJECTS, shout themselves hoarse in their respective countries, trying to sell the masses the idea, (understand: brainwashing), that the magnanimous FATHER OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION, is the imminent redeemer who will take them out of the detestable imperialistic YANKEE system. Chavez died…! The little hen with the golden eggs died.!

  5. MARIA PARRA 02/28/2013

    CHAVEZ IS DEAD, HE’S DOWN IN HELL NEXT TO HIS CRONY SATAN

  6. Gustavo Manzanares 02/12/2013

    Echeverria, who do you want to blame, when all those against Chavez are ignorant and stupid from birth, but time will show them that Chavez will return and will return to stay.

  7. Gustavo Manzanares 02/11/2013

    Mr. Jorge Ruiz, you are the one the devil will take away, because you’re discriminatory and envious, or are those against Chavez sorry that a bus driver who doesn’t know how to eat, as you say, will be the one to govern today in Venezuela, and you with all your degrees and wisdom can’t enter the government palace. You’re a bunch of cry babies, you’re always crying because each day, God willing, the Commandant is getting better.

  8. Nilsa Villarroel 02/11/2013

    May God protect all those who wish evil on other people. What belongs to one can ALSO become another’s, especially illnesses.

  9. Alvaro Quezada 02/11/2013

    None of that is going to happen. Daniel Ortega and the rest of the ALBA presidents in solidarity are nothing more than coyotes, who flatter Chavez so he’ll give them money. Daniel is an outlaw who leans left to Chavez and right to Obama. In good Nicaraguan, he’s a liar, so be it for the Chavez supporters and stupid Venezuelans who believe Ortega’s lies. There are no loans, or donations, there are companies between Nicaragua and Venezuela tied to the power structures and Daniel’s relatives. Once Chavez dies what happened in the nineties in Nicaragua whill happen, all the “nationalized” companies will go into the hands of the workers and in less than one year the company leaders will become complete owners: in other words the new business owners. In other words a Sandinista style PIÑATA but in Bolivarian style.

  10. Danny Mclean 02/08/2013

    The only instability that exists in Venezuela is what is produced by the government’s detractors. I would say it is the most stable country in the world, since even when it’s attacked by the media so much, it still remains a sovereign and free country.

  11. jorge ruiz gomez 02/07/2013

    I hope the Venezuelans are freed from that demon who is further over there than over here, I hope that all this experience they have had is useful for something, I think that guy is already dead! They’re being deceived, they want to turn him into a hero, Maduro is a poor chauffeur, ignorant, low class, ill-spoken, crafty who doesn’t even know how to eat, who thinks he’s president already, what out Venezuelans, if you don’t get your act together, these Chavez bandits are going to turn Venezuela into a Cuba, you’re only one step away! You Chavez hoods need to work! You’re a lazy bunch who like to live off the missions, in addition you’re resentful, envious and rude, all you have in power are low class rabble. The devil has already taken Chavez away to pay for everything he’s done, and I hope they make him pay really hard, so he pays for all the damage he’s done to those who don’t join him in the crimes he commits. In two months you’ve been freed of that monster, … is coming for the rest…I hope it’s soon, so that Venezuela can go back to being like before Get rid of the rabble!!!! Rabble is rabble!!! There is no good rabble.

  12. iriss buitragoo 02/07/2013

    It seems the political issue in Venezuela has become a high-grossing film from which each one takes away a story the case is that our Venezuelan Constitution, which was our guarantee is profoundly in crisis since now everyone interprets it to their most evil convenience, we are in crisis friends enough with so much falseness, let us open our eye Venezuelans we are about to lose our sovereignty and be at the mercy of power hungry ill-adapted minds

  13. Adolfo lopez quintero 02/07/2013

    The first thing is to live in Peace, if we would discuss how to live in Peace it would be fabulous, we all want Peace, Well-Being, Health, education, housing, fun, happiness love of God, we don’t want our relatives to die, we love our relatives, sometimes we don’t even remember where we live , and that there are other people living sharing with us let us let the good things happen let us work for the Homeland and not get insulted, Let us love each other deeply, love each other, and everything will be better let us not wish death on anyone let us not offend ourselves. If we love others God will love us more. I am with the poor and the rich both of us need each other, the future is our love and love is what is missing.

  14. Raul 02/07/2013

    What is needed is for this fascist government to worry about its own people and stop giving away communism all over the world, I wish Chavez the rat a long life but not here, really far away from Venezuela, for example on the planet Mars.

  15. Drama Turko 02/07/2013

    Nicaragua with or without Venezuela, from 4.5 to 6% annual sustained growth, welcoming the unemployed Spaniards. This story is either envy or stupidity.

  16. Hector Enrique Turcios 02/06/2013

    What Chavez and his socialism created in Venezuela was in a few words so I can be understood….An imperialism of the Venezuelan oil…

  17. manuel 02/06/2013

    Selling fuel almost giving it away that Chavez the assassin gives him the best businesses and service companies are in the hands of the president’s family and a handful of front men thanks to Chavez in Nicaragua the evils of the past are being relived with his unfettered populism and supposed anti-imperialism he submits the people to misery and backwardness. The only way for populists to stay in power is to give their clientele crumbs and a poor education in terms of content and more baccanalia as a result the more poverty generated the more Ortega, Fidel and Chavez these are the true vultures that submit our peoples everyday to more misery.

  18. luis echavarria 02/06/2013

    Remember that this Ortega character is a an alcoholic who raped his stepdaughter. He should be in jail. And his Chavez supporter friends who don’t care, since they’re a resentful bunch, they’ll soon meet up with their commandant and revolutionary in hell.

  19. 02/05/2013

    How far have we Venezuelans gone they turned us into stupid retards ignoramuses idiots worthless and such with these greedy ones who govern us bunch of nuts gentlemen wake up because Chavez is not coming back

  20. zully balza 02/05/2013

    WHAT A DISASTER. HERE IN VENEZUELA THERE IS NO WORK. PEOPLE ARE BEGGING ON THE STREETS. UNCHECKED CRIME. THERE IS NO FOOD TO BE FOUND AND IF YOU DO, IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE. THIS IS THE REALITY OF MY DEAR HOMELAND VENEZUELA.

  21. Abraham Cabrera 01/31/2013

    I rather believe that the countries must continue with the strategic unification, to become stronger among themselves, while at the same time trying to always have a plan (B) to address each difficulty presented by their superstructure. Abraham Cabrera Dominican Republic

  22. oneidavaldezrivas 01/30/2013

    You wretched evil doers you will never come back Venezuela is the revolution and my commandant, is alive, for a long time. God is with him,

  23. Ana rodriguez 01/30/2013

    Mr. Ortega has submitted himself to President Chavez because he wants to continue to enjoy the honey from Venezuelan oil and to support himself he has to applaud everything these unpatriotic traitors who are in government do.

  24. Horacio Garcia Mendieta 01/29/2013

    Supporters of Chavez, Ortega, Castro and the whole bunch of those opportunists, don’t know how to read history, tell me which empire, left or right wing dictatorship, corrupt or crazy governments like Hitler has persevered, they all ended, that is how those who are now sounding off against those who don’t think they way they do like the Castros, the Correas, the Morales, the Ortegas, etc. POOR IGNORAMUSES

  25. milva villasmil 01/28/2013

    THE CASE OF VENEZUELA IS SADDER THAN THAT OF THE DEPENDENT COUNTRIES, WITH HIGHER OIL PRICES, IT SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH AGREEMENTS, WHICH UP TO NOW HAS NOT HAPPENED, AN IMPOVERISHED COUNTRY, FAMILY MEMBERS CRYING, DEATHS BECAUSE OF THE MASSACRES IN THE VENEZUELAN JAILS. A POPULIST LEADER OF EVIL, WHO DECEIVED US AND WASTED MANY DOLLARS ON A CAMPAIGN AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SO THAT, UP TO NOW, THE EVERYDAY CITIZEN, KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE REALITY OF HIS HEALTH.

  26. milva villasmil 01/28/2013

    This alleged integration of countries reminds me of the Soviet Union in Russia, since I read somewhere that the English are complaining about the EU. The integration cannot be based on a few allied countries becoming parasites, of some powerful country with natural resources, such is the case of Venezuela where the biggest cut goes to the corrupt government leaders and to those who surround them, while the everyday citizen, let’s call him Nicaraguan, Venezuelan, Bolivian..others. It is the one who always go to the gallows, when because of their bad policies, because they don’t diversify the economy, when there’s austerity, he gets the worst part.

  27. Jose vicente perez 01/28/2013

    When you’re 66 like me, it’s costly to be stupid, if 80% of them get that far it will be a difficult miracle for those who don’t find anything to eat, who go through hell to be able to get food, of course the state supports them with gifts and they don’t work that is why they don’t know what it is to sweat to get your daily sustenance, keep it up lazy bunch. That’s what it is to be patriotic, all they are is servile and they don’t want their guardian to leave them. Anyone can be for Chavez, it's the Venezuelans who are Venezuelan.

  28. Lic. Luis Gabriel Reyes Alfaro. 01/26/2013

    The way these government leaders manage politics is very odd. If there is truly extreme poverty in a country, how is it they benefit other countries and forget their own people? … For the Venezuelans’ sake, Presdient Chavez health status should be clarified. Of course if he is disabled, many Latin American countries will be affected. The problem is the conjectures made about the president. Some say he’s even been kidnapped, and even that he could be dead. Faced with this situation, it is necessary to clarify everything to the people.

  29. Alfredo tre pata 01/25/2013

    Too bad, we have a bunch of military forces, without any power, because the Cubans have them dogged and quiet. IN OTHER WORDS THEY ARE USELESS. Too bad they don’t even know the Constitution of Venezuela, they have that rotten lie and it seems that Cubans here … control the whole command structure… May God save us… Oh Holy Mary…. This so-called Country…. It seems any foreigner can come and govern and do whatever they please… and imagine a Maduro that are like a sheep and pullpull, and a such and such Diodame who wants to show he’s tough and he’s more corrupt than a hen… and all the alligators in the same pond… Gentlemen. Ay ay ay … Take care of yourselves if you can… The DEVIL is going to take this away…. Health… Comrade ……..HA..HA..HA

  30. Angel R. 01/23/2013

    Too bad!! So much ignorance all together!! So much human misery all together!! So many Maestre, Castillo, Tinoco, Carmen, etc., all together!! Well, it’s a matter of the level of spiritual evolution, of love or lack of love for one’s neighbor, of servility, of an appetite for the money god and worship of the gringo god. The words of these human beings betray their lack of respect for life, their lack of social consciousness. They don’t know, because they don’t want to see, what is happening today in Venezuela is the dawn of a new world, of peace and justice. COURAGE, BROTHERS, SOON THEY WILL UNDERSTAND!! A HUG.

  31. saturnino 01/23/2013

    Look grieving scum they won’t come back and from what I can tell in that government you want him to install himself you will be a vulture

  32. juan 01/23/2013

    For now, Ortega seems willing to fight to keep his teat on the Venezuelan cow. On January 10, when Chavez was supposed to be sworn into office again, Ortega travelled to Caracas to participate in a symbolic act of support for the bolivarian leader. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales; of Uruguay, José Mujica, who also sees his milk being cut off and of Surinam, Dési Bouterse, joined Ortega in the show of solidarity for the Venezuelan leader. Above all they were there to be seen by the new potential masters and to not have their teat cut off. These are the friends that the Commandant’s gold produced. They will be the first to betray and turn their backs when they run out of gas

  33. María Eugenia Pérez 01/23/2013

    Another begging president. It’s clear that Ortega is nourished in every way by Chavism, just as barbaric as his benefactor and dependent on the money that Chavez is stealing from Venezuela. Have Cristina, Evo, Correa and all the others no shame?

  34. diliavera 01/23/2013

    NO ONE WILL STOP THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION!! And the brother countries of Latin America are still counting on our solidarity, no matter what happens. AND THEY WILL NOT COME BACK!!! To their misfortune, our Commandant President is and will continue to be the leader of our process… No matter what happens, what are they criticizing so much we are all going to work for our Bolivarian Venezuela. How long are they going to talk and do nothing positive, and long live my Commandant Mr. president Hugo Chavez and his Ministers. “Long live the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”

  35. Joel Leones Reyes 01/22/2013

    It seems an adverse domino effect is coming to some countries and leaders who have orchestrated the Bolivarian revolution and which – it seems – has heavily damaged Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world. I was sorry to learn of the little (though colorful) houses at the entrance to Caracas coming from Maiquetía, poor people in the midst of such wealth. Venezuelans: Fight for your freedom from the chains of backward and caudillo-type oppression of that detestable pseudo-revolution.

  36. fernando 01/22/2013

    Gentlemen, President Chavez is not giving us anything for free find yourselves, that’s called exchange among ALBA countries ignoramuses.

  37. Rafael Bolivar S. 01/22/2013

    What kind of disgrace have we fallen into. Supporting a bunch of parasites and opportunists like Daniel Ortega, Evo Morales, Rafael Correa, Fidel and Raúl Castro. And the Venezuelans? Fine, thank you. Your turn will come politicians in their pockets, hypocrites, false prophets.

  38. Jaime E.Maestre Wolfschoon 01/22/2013

    The only way for the Venezuelan leader to shut his mouth is to be dead. He has always been very talkative. According to all the news published about the operations they have done to him in Cuba, he has to be from outer space to be alive. The OAS along with the UN need to send a commission with prestigious doctors to Cuba to verify that this man is alive and if he is not to take the measures allowed by International Law. The Venezuelans who supported him have the right to pay great tribute to him as a post-mortem farewell.

  39. bocho5 01/22/2013

    The dirty scoundrels forgot that the old empires like the Roman, the Greek, etc. etc. disappeared and have they never asked themselves why everything has an answer in life it is too bad that this oppostion is not enlightened it’s a pity that other countries see this poor Venezuelan opposition making the world sorry for it.

  40. luis castillo 01/21/2013

    Frankly the world looks on us with pity governed by two beings who are just waiting for a fatal development to be able to definitively take over the country and so be able to do whatever they want if that were not true why don’t they go face the Cuban government and ask for an explanation of the president’s health you’ll see all the followers they have how they’ll shake them off one by one as soon as they see how happy the two are when they hug as if to say we’re on top now they left the road wide open to us I leave you with that reflection may God take pity on the VENEZUELAN people AMEN

  41. GERARDO 01/21/2013

    Why do dogs bark at the moon because they see something in it, naïve cannibalisms why go against the Bolivarian alliance of the Americas, when our peoples have been left for more than 300 years inexploitation and misery a person emerges whose only objective is to help us move forward while in the past we were exploited, subjected to poverty because that poverty we experience is inherited from your bad governments why be in opposition when it’s a benefit to our peoples long live Chavez, long live ALBA. 35881

  42. Arturo 01/21/2013

    Could it be true that Chavez already died?

  43. ali 01/21/2013

    The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, last December 11 was operated on, after they found malignant cells on a part of his body. Since then the Venezuelan people and the world have been united in prayer for the President’s health.

  44. Ana Patricia 01/21/2013

    Long live Chavez..Long live Venezuela and all the ALBA countries

  45. Guillermo Tinoco 01/21/2013

    The Nicaraguan people are humble and hard working, healthy, historic victims of wild looting capitalism of enslaving totalitarian communism. Now with the influence of communist Castro with the support of Chavez, faithful follower of the Brothers Castro. It wasn’t ever good being submitted to the USA, but it’s worse being submitted to the Castro-communist influence, backward regime, which does not interpret the times we live in. Cuba will be Free! These communists make their kingdom out of social misery, disguising it as a social benefit, but making them ever more dependent on the state. But the people are who make history…it was always so. They will pass…the people will always remain!.

  46. CARMEN 01/21/2013

    MAY GOD FIND US CONFESSED WITH THE PRESENCE OF THE ARMED CUBAN MILITARY IN VENEZUELA TO DEFEND THE REVOLUTION OF CHAVEZ WHO IS DYING. PEOPLE WAKE UP LET US NOT ALLOW THEM TO STEAL AWAY OUR HOMELAND, WE WERE SOLD OUT BY CHAVEZ TRAITORS, NICOLAS DIOSDADO. THE HIGH RANKING MILITARY AND THE PUBLIC POWERS… THEY ARE CAPABLE OF THE WORST, THE DEVIL IS AN ANGEL COMPARED TO THE CASTRO BROTHERS. OUT OF OUR HOMELAND WITH THOSE SCUM. LET’S DEFEND IT…TO THE STREETS PEOPLE

  47. BETTY DEL ECUADOR 01/21/2013

    HAVE LOTS OF FAITH THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT ALL RIGHT WITH PRESIDENT CHAVEZ

  48. FABIO VIVAS 01/19/2013

    POOR VENEZUELAN RIGHT-WINGERS YOU ARE IGNORANT YOU DON’T GIVE US ANYTHING FOR FREE YOU SELL YOUR OIL AND WE SEND YOU MEAT AND BEANS WHICH YOU NEED SO MUCH I APOLOGIZE TO THE REST OF THE VENEZUELANS WHO ARE THE MAJORITY THESE FEW ARE RAGING BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SUCKLE AT THE TIT OF THE EMPIRE FOR MANY YEARS. REMEMBER THAT SANDINO AND BOLIVAR AND THE CHE LAUGHED IN THE FACE OF DEATH. LONG LIVE NICARAGUA

  49. violeta aguirre 01/18/2013

    Sadist Ortega came here to insult us Venezuelans who don’t think like the Chavists, because they are mental retards to believe that Chavez is coming back healthy with septicemia, bilateral pneumonia, kidney failure, stroke because of all the idiocies of the Cuban doctors who treated him, so Maduro could deliver the millions of dollars that are given away, which he puts in his pocket, for his own pecuniary benefit.

  50. Tobias Garcia 01/16/2013

    This Daniel Ortega sure is an idiot. It’s terrible. He had no shame in coming here to insult Venezuelan politicians as his benefactor does before whom he kneels and asks for a blessing. Lap dog hypocrite and stupid, on top of that. Poor Nicaraguans with such a clown for a president. I felt shame for him on December 10, imitating Chavez. Shameful and lack of manliness this little guy has.

  51. Marino Gomez Z. 01/16/2013

    How sad for Venezuela without Chavez and without Democracy. If Venezuela goes on like this it will have no future, since at this moment the Venezuelans hope to be fed by Daddy Hugo and they believe that they don’t need to be on their own working and fighting for a future Venezuela where today’s children have the chance to work and don’t live hoping the government in power will feed them. Where is the military’s love of the homeland, the legitimate heirs of Simon Bolivar’s sense of patriotism? …They allowed themselves to be bought and stopped thinking about Venezuela and the Venezuelans to profit from what the president gives them so they’ll keep him in power and the legitimate Venezuelan owners of Venezuela are left with no future…

  52. Maria Veronica 01/15/2013

    Mr. Alex, you are a typical and current reflection of a Venezuelan, classless, violent and uneducated. The values that should have been bred into you at an early age in your Paternal or Maternal Home, surely were not reinforced well, leading you to have a lack of values such as “RESPECT”. I repeat to you, you need to take one of those missions the Venezuelan government grants to the most disadvantaged according to Mr. President. But, if your analytical abilities went beyond any coin granted without sweat on your brow, we would have a better country, a country of hard workers, ready to debate, and to make Venezuelans’ rights be upheld through dialogue no matter what political ideology. Your opinion on this site is lamentable and sad.

  53. Malvis l.e 01/15/2013

    You definitely have to be animals, to think the way you think, it even makes me sad to know that you are Venezuelan and keep thinking that way, the revolution we are living through is very nice, open your eyes donkeys, we’re starving to death. And meanwhile our country takes it upon itself to help other countries, while we here ourselves suffer. It’s nuts

  54. neftalyguardadoguardado 01/14/2013

    May God protect President Chavez, Forward people of Venezuela

  55. Alex 01/12/2013

    Go screw your very mother all of you. The BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION WILL BE STOPPED BY NO ONE!! AND the brother countries of Latin America keep counting on our solidarity, no matter what happens. AND THEY WILL NOT RETURN!!! In spite of you, our Commandant President is and will continue to be the leader of our process… No matter what happens, you stupids.

  56. joseperez 01/12/2013

    The Venezuelans are so stupid they’re going to be hung and beyond that they bring the rope, that country is going into a cliff.

  57. farlramirez 01/12/2013

    They continue to kneel before that repressive totalitarian president of Venezuela we are at our worst and hungry and they keep voting for him what big idiots capitalists owners of the oil and criticizing the U.S…….

  58. josé duquez 01/12/2013

    Certainly Mr. Ortega must be somewhat frightened because the one who gives him money is in La Havana and not even we Venezuelans know for sure what condition the president is in, added to the disrespectful decision by the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice which considers it a complete lack of respect that some Venezuelans ask to have a medical board formed to evaluate and give a reliable and credible medical report because the president is well attended. What I can tell Mr. Ortega is that with the insults he hurled at us, the Venezuelans of the opposition, who asked to have the Constitution respected, he can be assured now of the monthly pay the Venezuelan government gives him as a gift and of course the current usurper government will already deposit his payment for coming to Venezuelan territory to insult us. My recommendation to President Ortega is to get to work, because when this unconstitutional government can no longer be maintained, elections will come and Chavism will disappear because without Chavez, Chavism is nothing, just a bunch of vultures fighting for money and power and that behavior will take them into extinction and sadly for President Ortega the gifts will come to an end, because from then on he will have to pay for everything if he wants some kind of benefit for the Nicaraguans when a truly democratic and Constitutional government is installed in Venezuela. José Duquez, elementary education professor.

  59. Rosmercy 01/12/2013

    I think what this man this president is saying is out of pure convenience since he is the closest ally Our president has and he will come out harmed Let us pray for our president

  60. Felix Aymerich G 01/12/2013

    If God wants I’ll buy a donkey and if it falls I’ll sell it because I didn’t buy it for it to knock me over long live Nicaragua

  61. enoc davis rodriguez 01/11/2013

    DONKEYS LOOK FOR EACH OTHER TO GET SCRATCHED.

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