Life Here is Still Safe, Normal After Election

November 17, 2006

Dear Nica Times:

Some may be disappointed and nervous with the results of the election. But I assure you that it is “business as usual” here.

Banks, stores and offices are all open and operating as they normally do. The streets of Managua are as they always are.

Nicaragua remains the same safe, peaceful country it was yesterday – a county of warm, friendly people who are eager to welcome you and show off the beauty and charm their land possesses.

After the elections, there were various celebrations with large groups of FSLN members in several areas. All were peaceful.

They were nothing different than what we would have seen if the ALN or PLC had won the election.

At one point, I was driving and there were some cars blocking the road at one of the celebration locations.When the car owners noticed that they were in the way, they apologized immediately and removed their vehicles very respectfully.

My family feels completely safe living here in Nicaragua. We fully intend to go forward with all of the plans we have made here for our lives and business.

Some are concerned that Nicaragua’s progress will slow tremendously, stop or even reverse. I do not agree at all.

Mr. Ortega says he has changed and he has reassured business leaders that their investments are safe. He has also promised to improve labor and environmental laws, while respecting property and business contracts. We believe he is serious.

Lori Estrada

Managua

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title
Keylor Navas
129 views
Keylor Navas
129 views

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title

Katherine Stanley - May 26, 2018

Costa Rica's star goalie, Keylor Navas, continued his historic march through world football as his club team, Real Madrid, won…

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah
sports
206 views
sports
206 views

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 25, 2018

Part III in a series on adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I, about the country's association for disabled…

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
1309 views
Environment and Wildlife
1309 views

It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…