Thursday, October 28

Berenice Quezada: they denounce the arrest in Nicaragua of the vice president candidate in the November elections

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Berenice Quezada

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The wave of arrests in Nicaragua against opposition leaders continues.

The opposition Alianza Ciudadanos por la Libertad (CxL) denounced on Tuesday that Nicaraguan authorities imposed house arrest on its candidate for vice president in the presidential elections of November 7, Berenice Quezada, and they disqualified her from running for popular voting positions.

CxL had registered on Monday Quezada, a former beauty queen elected Miss Nicaragua in 2017, as a running mate of Oscar Sobalvarro, businessman and veteran, to compete with Daniel Ortega, who in November seeks a fourth consecutive term for which he will have almost no opposition due to the wave of arrests and disqualifications.

Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, Arturo Cruz, Félix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastián Chamorro, Miguel Mora, Medardo Mairena and Noel Vidaurre, who are being investigated for alleged treason.

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