The crisis in Nicaragua has been escalating since mid-April 2018 with no end in sight. As human rights violations continue, people are killed and civil unrest heightens, businesses in the country are being devastated, losing up to 90% of revenue. The companies run by the 39 members of EO Nicaragua are in dire circumstances. We asked Arnold Ponçon, EO Nicaragua member and CEO of Simplemente Madera, about the situation in his country. Here’s what he shared.
Headlines about the Nicaraguan crisis paint a grim picture:
“Journalist shot dead while broadcasting live in Nicaragua”
“One-year-old boy among the dead in fresh violence”
“Peace talks with Ortega abandoned after 11 killed at protest”
As entrepreneurs, we rely on our customers, employees, associates, the good will of people and stability in the regions where we operate to support our businesses and help them thrive.
But, what would you do if your country suddenly erupted in civil unrest with militia and police openly shooting at citizens protesting government actions?