Sunday, June 20

Félix Maradiaga, the third possible electoral opponent of Daniel Ortega, is arrested in Nicaragua


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Felix Maradiaga in Managua, Nicaragua, on June 8.

Image source, Reuters

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Felix Maradiaga spoke to journalists outside the prosecution before his arrest.

Nicaraguan authorities arrested Félix Maradiaga on Tuesday, another potential opponent of leader Daniel Ortega for the elections scheduled for November 7.

Maradiaga was accused of terrorism and conspiracy against the sovereignty and independence of Nicaragua. He is being investigated under a controversial new security law passed in December by the Ortega government.

The United States called Ortega a “dictator” after Tuesday’s arrest.

This is the third arrest of a potential opponent of Ortega five months from the date of the elections.


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