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Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua’s ‘first comrade’
In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country’s first lady, “la companera” Rosario Murillo.
Her husband, Daniel Ortega, is president, but as chief of communications, Murillo is the voice and the other face of the government. At border crossings and on roadside billboards throughout the country, “Daniel and Rosario” are pictured side-by-side. On the government website, she dominates the page of “Speeches by Daniel and Rosario.”
And while Ortega occasionally appears in public, Murillo holds forth on current events each weekday on national television, often with supporters at her side. She speaks on behalf of her husband’s government in a stream of rhetoric that blends socialism, New Age spirituality and Catholicism, but brooks no criticism.
This month marks the 35th anniversary of the Sandinistas’ ouster of dictator Anastasio Somoza, and as always on such occasions, Murillo stood beside Ortega at the official commemoration, welcoming Latin American dignitaries with a bejeweled fist raised in triumph.
“The faith in each and every one of us has made it possible for God to fill us with miracles,” Murillo told the crowd.
Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
Three children ranging from 4 to 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday in their home along with a long-barreled gun believed to have been used in their deaths. A detective said murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated.
“I still don’t want to believe it,” said Heather Nason, who used to babysit the three children. “I love those children like they were my own.”
Investigators said it appeared no one outside the family was responsible for the shootings. They planned to release the identities on Monday.
The grisly discovery was made after a family friend contacted an apartment complex worker to express concerns about the family’s well-being, investigators said. The worker entered the apartment and discovered one body, then immediately called police.
Police said the bodies were found in three bedrooms. Police described the firearm found in the apartment as a long gun. Shell casings also were recovered.
Neighbors described the father as well known in the apartment complex along the Saco River because he was one of the maintenance workers.
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