Police raid Nicaragua journalist’s offices in crackdown on dissent

Journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, critic of the government of President Daniel Ortega speaks on his cell phone after his office was raided Thursday night by the national police in Managua, Nicaragua December 14, 2018.REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations. Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the son of former president Violeta Chamorro, runs the digital newspaper Confidencial and hosts television news programs. He blamed the […]

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