Nicaragua’s ‘Night of Terror’ Is Getting Even Darker

A man watches a televised national address by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Managua, Nicaragua, June 23, 2021 (AP photo by Miguel Andres).
A man watches a televised national address by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Managua, Nicaragua, June 23, 2021 (AP photo by Miguel Andres).

The Nicaraguan regime appears to be extending its intensifying wave of repression beyond the country’s borders. Last Saturday, the exiled Nicaraguan pro-democracy activist Joao Maldonado, 34, was nearly killed when a man on a motorcycle fired multiple rounds into the car he was riding in Costa Rica, striking him in the chest and other parts of his body. Maldonado remains in critical condition in a San Jose hospital. And although no perpetrator has been identified, suspicions have fallen on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose transformation from independence hero to brutal dictator shows no sign of abating. Maldonado is a well-known leader of the opposition […]

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