Hey everyone! We got another update from Ceci in Nicaragua which I said I would pass on. Full of worrisome developments, I'm afraid.
image from Havana Times: https://havanatimes.org/?p=147949
"Update: We have had a wonderful week. New month, new rules. First the prices of basic food items have increased a whopping 50%. Next we have the good news that the poor pensioners will be cut back by a measly 33%. By the way, those new medications coming from Venezuela? Not coming. Oh, and the ones from Costa Rica? Not happening either since Nicaragua has teed off the government of Costa Rica. Nice job if you can get it.
The thing that worry us the most is the sanctions placed on Venezuela oil has a boomerang effect on Nicaragua. All of Danny Boy's oil companies are sanctioned too. Since Nicaragua depends on cheaper oil from Venezuela this means we are cut off too.
This is a big deal, since our electric company, Fenosa depends on cheap oil to produce our electricity. There are only enough supplies in the country for a short period of time. We are aleady experiencing rolling blackouts. When they run out of oil, we run out of power. This means no more phone. No more internet. No more water being pumped from wells. No more power for hospitals. Serious problems for food that requires refrigeration. For foreigners that depend on electronic banking for their money this is worrisome.
Danny Boy is forming a new army using more paramilitary men, the MIB, who only answer to him. The military is being phased out. Police have been demoted to directing traffic and become crossing guards at schools where there are fewer students.
So far we are managing to stay safe and healthy. But the the longer this goes on, the more difficult it becomes.
The moral of the story is be careful of whom you vote in. Folks here thought they were getting a revolutionary leader. What they got were two paranoid want to be dictators robbing and pillaging the country with little thought for the dignity or survival of the people."
image from Fox News
That's it for now - I left her a message asking if she and her family at the compound had solar panels or something so at least their basics are covered when the power goes out like water well pumps, but we crossed paths so I am waiting on a reply (that is, she left me that message when I wasn't online, and so I left her a message now but she's not online).
Keep the faith, Steemians, and send your good vibes to all the people suffering in Nicaragua. <3
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