The meme reads, “Nicaragua’s Army was founded on Sept. 2, 1972. It has been present in every natural disaster and pandemic, and in the defense of national sovereignty, always active and with a fighting spirit. Congratulations!”
Besides stressing that the promotion of solidarity is a fundamental task in hard times, the Sandinista leader recalled that the pandemic's effects have been catastrophic in some nations due to the prevalence of a "savage capitalism" that fosters selfishness.
He mentioned that some countries mistakenly believed that they were fully prepared to face the COVID-19 crisis because of their material wealth and military power.
"If there is not a radical change in the economic and social development model, a change that places people's health as a priority, another pandemic could emerge and cause damage equal to or greater than the current one," Ortega pointed out.