Denver, Colo., Aug 25, 2023 / 11:15 am
After closing down a Jesuit-run university earlier this month and seizing its assets, the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua has given the school a new name. It is now called “Casimiro Sotelo Montenegro National University,” named for a Sandinista student leader assassinated in 1967 by the Somoza regime.
This change comes after the government expelled a group of Jesuit students from their house near the school, claiming that the Catholic university was housing terrorists.
Jason Poblete, president of the Global Liberty Alliance and an expert on Central and South America, spoke with “EWTN News Nightly” on Aug. 24 about the current situation in Nicaragua.
“This is a systematic attack, I believe, on the Catholic Church in a country that is a majority Catholic,” he said. “They want to wipe out Catholicism, eventually, from the public square. That’s their goal.”