When @PiruloAr was hauled before a Nicaraguan Prosecutor yesterday they made a point of saying that they did not like the reporting of his πŸ‘‡ outlet, Divergentes. They said Wilfredo was lying. They really, really don't like this πŸ‘‡ reporting.
Important to note that the attacks on these reporters in english coming from the Ortega supporting Western left underpin +aid the repression in very practical ways. They are worse than Durante in that they bulk up/distribute the fake 'evidence' used to condemn Ortega's opponents.
This is the 'reporting' which underpins Nicaragua's global propaganda support for its repression of journalists and political opponents.
Here is the same relationship playing out in Ecuador. The generation of propaganda in the West which is then utilised by Latin America's authoritarian left. Same has happened in Cuba, Bolivia & Venezuela.
The example of this which most deserves to be famous is the invention of a 'lithium coup' in Bolivia by Vijay Prasad which then got taken up by Morales himself & repeated ad nauseum *in Bolivian politics* and by bad actors like Glenn Greenwald.
Every word here is a lie, including "Washington is freaking out."
Ben Norton is in Managua, repurposing Orteguista bollox as the guest gringo expert for Nicaraguan students who are unable to contest his words, or contest anything, lest they be labelled traitors and arrested and tortured.
Many students from this very university were murdered by the regime. Norton may as well be giving his 'lecture' stood on their corpses.
"Benjamin Norton received the honorary title of distinguished visitor."

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8 Jun
Y'know when folks do events organised by πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ίat the πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡³ that support Russian geopolitical priorities like trashing the White Helmets and still claim to be 'independent'? This is the sameπŸ‘‡
Rodriguez is πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺVP and Arreaza is πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ Foreign Sec. Rosales is the regime Ambassador to the OAS.
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Peruvian election officials are countering false claims, wherever they come from, with speed. This is good.
Folks who've been observing Peruvian elections for decades say there's zero, zip, nada evidence of fraud. Keiko's specific claims have *already been picked up by the system* as isolated, not systemic, cases.
elcomercio.pe/elecciones-202… v @michaelcdeibert
Whoever lost, the integrity of the election would be under attack.
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Round about now would be a good time for bad actors to shut up.
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Folks protesting supposed electoral fraud who say they don't belong to any political group. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
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7 Jun
Ben Norton claimed a Spanish aid agency was funding 'regime change' in Nicaragua. The Spanish agency say he's citing a faked document that the Ortega regime has tried to use against them before.
Norton's recycling of Ortega/Murillo 'CIA regime change' claims includes this πŸ‘‡
More Spanish aid agency regime change efforts.
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The Nicaraguan dictatorship has removed the legal status of the civil society opposition party PRD leaving the business alliance CxL as its only opposition in November's elections. Basic divide-and-rule, IOW.
The decision immediately followed a complaint by evangelical leaders that the PRD is "acting contrary to their Christian principles," by making an electoral alliance with feminist organisations, sexual diversity organisations and others of the National Coalition.
"What is clear is the motivation of the dictatorship to eliminate the social sectors that moved the floor in April 2018, especially civil society, and keep playing with more flexible sectors."
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Opportunities were missed, in part because of the left.
+ The entire pundit class missed the massive disinfo campaign - because it was in Spanish.
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