Image: Ecuador — Tumaco-La Tolita
mythological figure in feathered costume. Between 100 BC and 100 AD. Found in Esmeraldas
. Public domain.
Where in the world is Daniel Ortega? Ecuador has grown dangerous and violent because of the virus. Joseph Humire @jmhumire , @CabalSenadora
Joseph Humire, Secure Free Society exec director; and Maria Fernanda Cabal, Senator in Colombia; in re: President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has been absent for 30 days, since a 12 March skype call. Is he dead? (Vice President Rosario Murillo is his wife.) He’s gone missing before “as a resurrection,” but this is the longest. My guess is that his health is delicate, as has lupus at age 74, and his wife has been running the government. One of the daughters is a fashion designer who returned from Italy. Would his absence from the scene make a difference? This is his second disappearance this year. Suspicious. Latin American presidents travel, hide, go back and forth to Cuba, all the same. Argentina, Brazil, all of them.
Bogota is making it easier to comply: on even days, women may go out to buy food; on odd days, men. We copied it from Peru, where it didn't work. A gay activist created a third gender, which people are poking fun at: “If you're gay you can go out any time.”
President Duque of Colombia introduced strict border controls; today, the dangerous and violent one is Ecuador, which is doing badly with the virus. Migrants are moving to their homeland, Venezuela.
Rouhani had a call with Maduro.