AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Justice and Peace: serious economic and social problems afflict Nicaraguans, pushing them to emigrate

Saturday, 5 February 2022 social situation   poverty   unemployment   local churches  

Managua (Agenzia Fides) - The Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Managua, in a message addressed to the "holy people of God and people of good will", underlines that "among the serious economic and social problems afflicting Nicaraguans", parishes and communities report the the pandemic, unemployment, lack of food and medical assistance, and social and legal insecurity. "Due to out of control inflation - continues the statement sent to Fides - the basic necessities for a family cannot be covered with the average minimum wage of a couple. Despite positive macroeconomic data, the family microeconomics of the majority of people do not perceive this reality, encouraging the increase in emigration of Nicaraguan compatriots".
The short message of the Justice and Peace Commission concludes by recalling that "Christians must live these realities with faith and hope in God, trusting that He will enlighten the minds and move the hearts of all Nicaraguans, especially the authorities who can influence the solution of these problems". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 5/2/2022)