Freedom Isn't Free

Isn't just a saying or an American slogan. It is a reality. 

Fortunately, for us Americans the price was paid long ago. Happy 4th of July!

The Nicaraguan peoples' struggle for freedom from the Ortega regime has captured headlines in recent weeks. 

The regime has allowed police and paramilitary groups to reign violence upon peaceful protests against the legitimacy of its government.  

A quick news search will yield articles that highlight the death of hundreds, injuries in the thousands, and countless people missing, including young children. 

The country's crisis bears shadows of the bloody civil war that tore the country apart in the 1970's. Mediation between the protesters and government has been stalled by the regime and the country's economy is grinding down. The political suffering has grown into economic suffering. 

As we watch this struggle from the land of the free and the home of the brave, we pray for those Nicaraguans that are paying the price for freedom and bearing the costs of bravery. 

Our hearts are with the millions of Nicaraguans living with fear of the present and hope for the future. If you feel inclined to share the fruits of your freedom and pay a piece of the price for theirs, please consider a donation to the American Nicaraguan Foundation's Crisis Fund. This is a wonderful organization devoted to Nicaraguans in poverty. It is always the most vulnerable that bear the brunt of political and economic crises. 

- The Team at MUCHOMAS