Nicaragua: Regime shutters six church radio stations

Source: ABC News

“Nicaraguan authorities ordered the closure of six radio stations belonging to the Roman Catholic Church on Monday and surrounded one with riot police, church officials said. Rev. Rolando Álvarez, the bishop of the northern province of Matagalpa, said during Mass that the he had received a letter from the [s]tate telecommunications agency Telcor informing him of the closures. … The government did not comment publicly on the radio station closures. During recent months, Ortega’s government has closed more than 1,000 non-governmental groups.” (08/01/22)