Nicaragua, the Country that Didn’t Swallow the Covid Blue Pill

The Most Revolutionary Act

Jorge Capelán

Internationalist 360°

Children of a barrio in Managua celebrating the anniversary of the excecution of dictator Anastasio Somoza García in 1956. (Photo: Jorge Capelán)

No curfews, no lockdowns, no “stay at home”, no psychosis, no covid-calamities. There has been much talk about the Swedish corona strategy but the strategy of Nicaragua has been by far more successful, with many fewer deaths, no “economic rescue” for big banks and only limited damage to small and medium sized businesses.

In the midst of the worldwide economic debacle caused by covid hysteria, food self-sufficient, small business based, impoverished Nicaragua, has seen its exports grow over 10% the past 8 months because it did not shut down its economy. Precisely because it sustained its economy, it has not had to take on huge loans in order to face the emergency. Thus, its foreign debt levels remain within a readily manageable range, below…

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