Nicaragua: Regime thugs abduct fifth opposition leader in continuing desperate attempts to save Ortega from election defeat

Source: CNN

“It’s been called ‘the night of the long knives in the tropics.’ Within less than a week, and just a few months ahead of a crucial election, the Nicaraguan police have detained five high-profile opposition leaders, according to official police statements. Three leading opposition figures, Felix Maradiaga Blandon, Juan Sebastian Chamorro Garcia and Jose Adan Aguerri were all arrested on Tuesday, while Arturo Cruz was detained on Saturday. Cristiana Chamorro, another opposition politician, was placed under house arrest on Thursday. Aguerri is a well-known businessman and former president of the Superior Council for Private Enterprise, a national business federation. The other four … have all announced their intention to run against Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega in the upcoming election. Ortega, a leftist [sic], former revolutionary whose Sandinista rebels overthrew Nicaraguan strongman Anastasio Somoza in the 1970s, is seeking to win a fourth term on November 7.” (06/09/21)