I’ll let an email I received earlier today provide the introduction:
Alliance for Global Justice/Nicaragua Network
MANAGUA – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega officially opened 14 hospitals and health care centres and 24 childcare centres as part of activities celebrating the 31st anniversary of the victorious Sandinista Revolution.
Ortega gave closing remarks Wednesday night at a forum on municipal governments attended by hundreds of city council representatives, and officially inaugurated the health facilities and childcare centres.
Part of a Sandinista government program called “Amor” (“Love”) to support working women, the 24 new childcare centres have a capacity to care 3,000 children.
Eight of those facilities are located in the capital, three in Leon, a similar number in Jinotega, two in Matagalpa, an equal number in Chontales and Masaya, and one each in Carazo, Esteli, Rio San Juan, and Nueva Segovia.
Ortega also opened four primary care hospitals in Managua, Leon, Madriz and the South Atlantic Autonomous Region, as well as various healthcare centres, including five in Managua, and one each in Matagalpa, Esteli, Chontales, Carazo and Chinandega.