What Happens When You Kill the Messenger in Nicaragua
Oct 23, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
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- In 1978, the assassination of Nicaraguan journalist Pedro Joaquin Chamorro sparked unrest that quickly led to the overthrow of the Somoza family dictatorship.
- Current President Daniel Ortega, who helped lead the resistance to the Somozas, is now traveling down a similarly authoritarian road.
- Like the Somozas, Ortega has particularly turned his sights on Nicaragua's press in an attempt to muzzle his most prominent critics.