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Jan 21

Nicaragua’s most famous journalist flees to Costa Rica

Nicaragua’s socialist government has been terrorizing newspaper and TV reporters for the past two years. Armed raids of news stations has become a fixture of life in Nicaragua.

Now even Carlos Fernando Chamorro–the most famed reporter in the country, and an heir to the prominent conservative family which formerly ruled the country–has gone into exile citing President Ortega’s media crackdown. Armed police raided and ransacked his newsroom in what experts called the latest chapter of the country’s slide into autocracy under President Daniel Ortega.

See here.

(The assassination of Chamorro’s grandfather, popular newspaper editor Pedro Joaquín Chamorro in 1978, ignited the country in days of rioting.)