Nicaragua newspaper under pressure

The paper, founded in 1926, will continue to provide information via its digital channels. The situation was due to a political decision by the authoritarian government of President Daniel Ortega, as was the case in 2018 and 2019, said Holmann.

On Friday, the police also searched the publishing house and opened an investigation into allegations of fraud and money laundering. According to the newspaper, servers were also switched off and electricity and internet connections were cut during the raid. “The international community should sharply condemn this abuse of power by the dictatorship,” said the regional head of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch, José Miguel Vivanco, on Twitter.