Managua, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government is offering special support to the families that are victims of coup-plotting terrorism, through an initiative that includes psychological and material aid, in order to strengthen peace in the country.
People who suffered torture, physical and psychological damage, as well as economic damage for more than three months that destabilizing groups tried to consummate a coup, are visited by officials and local authorities.
On the instructions of President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo, we are visiting some of our colleagues who suffered vandalism in order to give them financial support, said Guillermo Gonzalez, Minister-Director of the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention of Disasters.
Gonzalez and the mayor of Masaya, Orlando Noguera, toured the town, which, they said, could confirm that although the psychological consequences for the victims are difficult to overcome, they still hold firm their ideals and support for President Ortega.
‘They are all supporting themselves to leave behind that sad moment that our country lived. And here goes that contribution so that that hope of that vision of the future will also be strengthened,’ the minister-director said.
Likewise, the families between sobs and with the choked voice thanked the emotional and economic support from the government authorities.
When announcing this assistance plan for victims of terrorism, Murillo indicated that it will be developed with special affection, care, and love.
The initiative seeks to restore the soul, tranquility, and above all work with the emotions ‘in so many families that were sacrificed, violated, assaulted, kidnapped, tortured, and lost loved ones, friends, homes,’ during the crisis, she explained.
According to the vice-president, the government will also help people to recover and rebuild their homes, so they can recover their way of life.
Since April 18, Nicaraguan families have suffered terrorist attacks by internal and external political groups, in addition to transnational organized crime in order to carry out a coup d’état and change the legitimate government of President Ortega, according to reports from the Government.
At least 250 people lost their lives since the beginning of the sociopolitical crisis, according to a report by the Truth, Justice and Peace Commission, which is responsible for clarifying the facts.