Nicaragua: Regime places Chamorro under house arrest as part of desperate attempt to save Ortega’s presidency-for-life

Source: Yahoo! News

“Police in Nicaragua have placed opposition presidential hopeful Cristiana Chamorro under house arrest. Prosecutors have accused Ms Chamorro of money laundering, which she denies, and demand she be barred from running in November’s election. Ms Chamorro is seen by many in the opposition as their best hope of defeating President Daniel Ortega, who is expected to run for a fifth term. Her mother defeated Mr Ortega in the 1990 presidential poll. The arrest is the latest in a series of measures which the opposition says are aimed at crushing its chances of defeating the government in the upcoming election.” (06/03/21)