(CNN)Nicaragua has seen its fair share of unrest, fear and struggles throughout its troubled history. Now, faced with the deadly coronavirus, the government is coming under fire for its casual approach to containing the pandemic.
'There are two realities.' What is really happening in Nicaragua during the pandemic?
In the past three months, at least six politicians have died, although the details are vague on some of the causes. "Express burials" are happening at night, witnesses told CNN, and doctors have been allegedly fired for raising alarm about the virus' spread. Medical experts have also questioned government-released details about the country's coronavirus infection rate.
"There are always two versions," a doctor who asked that his name be omitted for fear of losing his job told CNN, regarding information offered from the government. "The non-official is truer to reality and the government [version] is cause for confusion."
The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has described these allegations and reports of "express burials" as "false news."
Six months into a crisis that has shaken the world, the 74-year-old president