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Police form a line outside a church during a demonstration for the freedom of political prisoners. Police form a line outside a church during a demonstration urging the government to free political prisoners, in Masaya, Nicaragua, Aug. 28, 2019 (AP photo by Alfredo Zuniga).

In Nicaragua, Attacks on Journalists Are Part of Ortega’s Survival Strategy

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

In late September, El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua’s second-largest newspaper by circulation, announced that it would shut down after nearly 40 years in print due to “economic, technical and logistical difficulties.”

“We didn’t know anything. It took us by surprise,” Eliud Garmendia, a journalist with El Nuevo Diario, told the Nicaraguan online news outlet Confidencial. ...

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