Michael Healy was president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise of Nicaragua when he was arrested by the regime of Daniel Ortega, on October 21, 2021, together with the VP of the institution, Alvaro Vargas. The Nicaraguan justice system found him guilty in April for “conspiracy to commit undermining national integrity” and asked for 13 years in prison, a process that the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights described as a “judicial farce”. Before becoming president of Cosep in 2020, Healy headed the Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua (Upanic). As a businessman, he is dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane and banana. Since 2018 he has suffered the occupation of several of his family’s farms by Ortega’s sympathizers, which he has described as a confiscation.