MEXICO CITY (AP) — Earlier this month, Nicaragua shut down seven Catholic Church radio stations and launched an investigation into the Bishop of Matagalpa, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, who accuses him of inciting violent actors “to hate acts against the population.” ”
This isn’t the first time President Daniel Ortega has used aggressive tactics to silence critics of his administration. In 2018, the government raided the headquarters of the Confidencial newspaper, led by journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, considered one of Ortega’s most prominent critics. Then, over the course of 2021, authorities arrested seven potential presidential candidates for this year’s November election.
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