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What Happens When You Kill the Messenger in Nicaragua

Kyle Longley
Board of Contributors
Oct 23, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
A passerby picks up a copy of Nicaragua's La Prensa in Managua on March 25, 2019. The newspaper printed its cover in cyan, instead of black, with the headline, 'We are running out of ink, but not of news. The Civic Alliance will not negotiate an amnesty.'

A passerby picks up a copy of Nicaragua's La Prensa in Managua on March 25, 2019. The newspaper printed its cover in cyan, instead of black, with the headline, 'We are running out of ink, but not of news. The Civic Alliance will not negotiate an amnesty.' President Daniel Ortega's government is putting the pressure on opposition journalists, much like the Somoza regime did in the 1970s.

(MAYNOR VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

As President Daniel Ortega ramps up the pressure on the press, he might do well to heed the lesson of the last time an authoritarian Nicaraguan leader attacked the country's journalists. ...

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