‘Love in the time of COVID’ – How Nicaragua is attempting to hide the virus rather than treat it

In Nicaragua, ‘express burials’ where the fallen victims of COVID-19 are buried as soon as possible, often in the middle of the night, with no filming allowed and only a small number of family members able to attend, are common practice as part of President Daniel Ortega’s bid to downplay the severity of the virus. The author explores the situation in one of Central America’s worst performing economies and whether the handling of the COVID crisis could be a catalyst for widespread political change in the country.