“Nicaraguan journalist flees to Costa Rica after police raid newsroom”, article from The Guardian

“Nicaragua’s best-known journalist has gone into exile after 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“, starts the article.

“Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the editor of Confidencial, a combative newsletter and website and a member of one of Nicaragua’s most influential families, announced his decision on Sunday”, adds The Guardian.



“Nicaragua paper runs blank front page in protest of Ortega government”, article from Reuters

“Nicaragua’s oldest and most-widely read newspaper published its Friday edition with a blank front page in protest against what it says is the government’s withholding of ink, paper and other materials needed for its printing press since September“, summarizes the article

Read the article in English here: https://reut.rs/2sxYtWL

The resignation of Rafael Solís Cerda, the judge of the Supreme Court of Nicaragua who accuses Daniel Ortega of creating a ‘State of terror’, article from BBC

In a letter without hope that the country regains sanity and in which accuses the president of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega of implanting a ‘dictatorship’, the magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice, Rafael Solis Cerda, resigned his position through a tough missive”, summarizes the article

Read the article in Spanish here: https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-america-latina-46838242

“Nicaraguan police raid news network critical of Ortega”, article from Reuters.

 “Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a major broadcaster and arrested its director late on Friday, family members and co-workers said, in the latest crackdown on critics of President Daniel Ortega’s increasingly authoritarian government”, starts the article.

Read the article in English here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nicaragua-ortega/nicaraguan-police-raid-news-network-critical-of-ortega-idUSKCN1OL0K9

“Ortega launches a new wave of repression against the independent press of Nicaragua”, article from El País

The Nicaraguan police, under the control of President Daniel Ortega, stormed the facilities of the television channel 100% Noticias on Friday night, one of the most critical of the government led by the Sandinista leader“, starts the article.

Read the article in Spanish here: https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/12/22/america/1545453205_991075.html

“The IACHR said that the situation in Nicaragua is ‘alarming’ and ‘should be a priority for all'”, article from infobae

“The executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Paulo Abrão, remarked that ‘no other State in the region has produced such a high number of victims’ in 2018”, highlights the article

Read the article in Spanish here: https://www.infobae.com/america/america-latina/2018/12/21/la-cidh-dijo-que-la-situacion-en-nicaragua-es-alarmante-y-deberia-ser-prioritaria-para-todos/
Link to Report prepared by the GIEI (Inderdisciplinary group of independent experts) http://gieinicaragua.org/giei-content/uploads/2018/12/GIEI_INFORME_DIGITAL.pdf

“Ortega condemned for ‘rule by terror’ after raids in Nicaragua”, article from The Guardian.

 “Activists and prominent members of Latin America’s left have condemned Nicaragua’s increasingly authoritarian regime under President Daniel Ortega after the former revolutionary hero stepped up his attack on political opponents by raiding some the country’s most important non-governmental organisations and media”, starts the article.

Read the article in English here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/16/ortega-condemned-for-raids-on-ngos-and-media-in-nicaragua