On Twitter, Avil Ramírez, has been responsible for rescuing the historical memory of Nicaragua, showing through newspaper clippings, the news that was recorded by the main newspapers since fifty years ago and that today warn us that we have repeated the history.
Ramírez started this news collection about ten years ago. He did it because of his insatiable desire to learn more about the country’s history through the newspapers. Without imagining that as time went by a deja vu of what he read would happen. Now he shares with his followers the covers and the notes that seem written today.
“Perhaps what has been facilitated to me to be reacting to what is happening daily in this new stage of civic struggle, is that I have the ease of knowing what happened in the past, for having read almost all the files I have. Therefore, it is easy for me locate events in the media because I know more or less the dates,” says Ramirez, 55.
Through a historical journey that he shares on his Twitter account he has shown how even the slogans that were used during the Somocista dictatorship have returned, even the names that the dictator used in his last years in power, such as his “Operation Clean-up)”.
“The analogy that we can draw up with the slogans is incredible. Back in the day Somoza’s supporters would shout “don’t go, you stay” and now Ortega supporters use “the commander stays”, they are incredible similarities and perhaps it is what has attracted the attention of the users in the social networks,” he explains.
In the coming weeks Avil will publish a book where he collects the covers published by the Novedades newspaper, which belonged to the Somoza dynasty. For now, we leave you the covers that has given us the feeling that they were just published.