Fully equiped mobile health clinics offer free services
a LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE sANDINISTA GOVERNMENT
One of the countries with the greatest reduction in poverty and social inequality worldwide since 2007 (poverty by half, extreme poverty by a third, and going from being the fourth most unequal country to being the fourth least unequal in Latin America).
The country with the highest level of direct ownership of the means of production by the working class in the Western Hemisphere (more than 50% of GDP and nearly 80% of economic units); One of the countries in the world that has most reduced illiteracy (from 35% to 3%); most increased per capita investment in health (from U$32 to U$70) and most reduced infant mortality (from 29 to 11.4 per 1,000 live births).
One of the countries that has most increased electricity coverage (from 53% to 99%) and the one that has most increased its renewable energy sources (from 2% to 90%).
The safest country in Central America and one of the safest in Latin America (with a rate of 3.5 homicides per year per 100,000 inhabitants, Costa Rica being the closest with 11.2)
One of the governments in the world with the highest sustained popular support for the longest period of time (with rates around 60% in the last eleven years, almost uninterruptedly).
One of the first countries to reach the UN Millennium Development Goal of cutting malnutrition by half
Before the 2018 coup attempt, Nicaragua was the second fastest growing tourism destination in the Americas, becoming a world-renowned tourist destination and had an average economic growth of 5.2% for the past five years (according to the IMF and the World Bank). “The macroeconomic policies implemented by the Government of Nicaragua are positive and should serve as an example for Latin America”, said Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF
Nearly 122,000 families have received new homes and there are no more homes without adequate roofing. In Nicaragua half a million people have been titled land or homes since 2007, either new to them or family land that had lacked legal title.
Reduced absolute and relative poverty by 50%
Free, quality health care, including chronic and specialized care, medicines, exams, kidney dialysis and cancer treatment; 19 hospitals built and six more under construction; 1133 medical centers and 143 clinics, 178 day care centers, 59 rehabilitation centers and 80 mobile clinics; pharmacological laboratories and two cancer treamtent centers equipped with linear accelerators
Electricity covers 99.5% of the national territory and with subsidized rates, and 90% of the energy comes from renewable sources.
Drinking water for 98.2% of the country
Hunger is a thing of the past with almost complete food self-sufficiency and food sovereignty [only country in the region that produces 95% of the food it consumes with over 65 percent coming from small farmers] and a controlled price basket
More than 3700 kilometers of highways constructed, with new land connections between the Atlantic and the Pacific, and transport is subsidized at the lowest cost in Central America.
Education is free up to the highest university level: some thirty-two thousand classrooms have been built or rehabilitated, one million two hundred thousand school meals per year and six million backpacks with student materials have been delivered, just so as to make the right to study of the less favored a reality.
Every worker is given one month’s paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, an extra month's pay each year, pregnant women are mandated two months of paid maternity leave and there are guaranteed pensions from the age of 60, and programmed periodic wage increases. [they just announced 5 percent increase in all wages].
Affordable credit for peasant families and support for farmer’s cooperatives. Financing for tens of thousands of families and small businesses
Stadiums and sports centers built in all cities and most towns, and parks have been rebuilt with free wi-fi.
International funding spent in the best possible way, certified by the UN, FAO, World Bank, IMF and IDB.
A good life certified by two data: migration at the lowest level of the entire region and security at the top of the continent.
The police force is demilitarized and trained in a community
policing model. Nicaragua's largely unarmed police force works with
young people to promote a culture of peace
which includes home visits to at-risk youth, community counseling
sessions, organizing and running sports programs, teaching vocational
classes, technical training, GED programs and even financing start-up
businesses together with at risk youth.
In recent years, the Nicaraguan government has titled a full one-third of its territory
to 300 Indigenous communities to be communally owned and managed.
[That would be like the U.S. deeding all lands west of the Rockies to
Lowest number of Covid deaths from
Canada to Chile, with 7 per 100,000 people, [If the U.S. had the same
death rate, only 23,170 people would have died of Covid in the U.S.]
These achievements are confirmed by the World Bank, IMF, World Economic Forum, and IDB.
These phenomenal improvements to quality of life are the reasons that Nicaraguans support the government – a recent pollshowed
that 77% of the population believe the Sandinista government is working
for the good of the general population of Nicaragua.