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Nicaragua: justice disqualifies opposition member Cristiana Chamorro from presidential elections
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Nicaragua: justice disqualifies opposition member Cristiana Chamorro from presidential elections

The Nicaraguan opposition Christian Maria Chamorro Barrios, against whom an arrest warrant was issued for a case of alleged money laundering, was disqualified this Wednesday from participating in the November elections, in which the president Daniel Ortega seeks a new reelection.The Fifth District Criminal Court of Managua Circumscription Hearings ruled "the precautionary measures requested by the Public Ministry" against Chamorro Barrios, accused of the crimes of abusive management, ideological falsehood, both in real competition with money, property and assets laundering.SIGHT: Nicaragua's Prosecutor's Office asks to disqualify Cristiana Chamorro, the main opposition candidate to OrtegaThe court ruling against the daughter of former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (1990-1997) is b...
Nicaragua: Judge issues search and arrest warrant against presidential candidate Cristiana Chamorro
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Nicaragua: Judge issues search and arrest warrant against presidential candidate Cristiana Chamorro

A Nicaraguan judge issued a search and arrest warrant this Wednesday against the candidate for the Christian Presidency María Chamorro Barrios, who was accused the day before by the Public Ministry for the crimes of abusive management and ideological falsehood, both in real competition with money, property and asset laundering.Judge Karen Chavarría Morales, head of the Ninth Criminal Hearing District of Managua, issued the search and arrest warrant against Chamorro Barrios, who led the NGO Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro until last February, when it closed."The request for detention was requested by the Public Ministry in the indictment filed this June 1 in the capital's courts, in which it also requested the complex processing of the case and the precautionary measure of preventive ...
Elections and authoritarian populists, by María José Guerrero
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Elections and authoritarian populists, by María José Guerrero

The republican history of Nicaragua it is a string of authoritarian governments, family dictatorships and coups d'état. In 2006, after two periods of government of the liberal party of the infamous former president Arnoldo Alemán - convicted of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement - the population was confronted with a presidential election between a divided right, tainted by excesses and the corruption of Alemán, and Daniel Ortega, a former communist guerrilla who held power in an authoritarian manner from 1979 to 1990.Alemán agreed with Ortega on a reform to the electoral law that lowered the electoral fence to 35% to win in the first round, a figure tailored to the ex-guerrilla's voter pool. Ortega comfortably took the presidential seat and dedicated himself, from the beginning, t...
Nicaragua’s Prosecutor’s Office asks to disqualify Cristiana Chamorro, the main opposition candidate to Ortega
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Nicaragua’s Prosecutor’s Office asks to disqualify Cristiana Chamorro, the main opposition candidate to Ortega

The Public Ministry of Nicaragua accused on Tuesday the opposition candidate for the Christian Presidency María Chamorro Barrios, daughter of the former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (1990-1997), for the crimes of abusive management, ideological falsehood, both in real competition with laundering of money, property and assets.SIGHT: Elections and authoritarian populists, by María José GuerreroThe Prosecutor's Office also requested the disqualification of Chamorro Barrios, the opposition figure most likely to win the November elections, in which President Daniel Ortega seeks a new reelection, according to a poll by the CID Gallup firm, " for not being in full enjoyment of their civil and political rights because they are in a criminal process ”.Nicaraguan Prosecutor's Office cites t...
Nicaraguan Prosecutor’s Office cites two journalists for alleged money laundering in case against opposition candidate
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Nicaraguan Prosecutor’s Office cites two journalists for alleged money laundering in case against opposition candidate

The Public Ministry of Nicaragua cited radio businessman Fabio Gadea Mantilla, 89, and journalist Verónica Chávez, from the 100% Noticias portal, for a case of alleged laundering of money, property and assets to the detriment of the Nicaraguan State for which the applicant is being investigated opposition to the Christian Presidency Chamorro Barrios.SIGHT: Colombian Minister of Defense supports before Congress the actions of the police in the protestsThe summons, urgently and separately, was issued and delivered this Monday to Gadea Mantilla and Chávez in their capacity as co-owner of the radio station Radio Corporación -one of the oldest and most listened to in Nicaragua-, and as co-executive director of 100% Noticias , respectively, according to the Public Ministry document.US: woman rec...
The electoral court of Nicaragua blocks the opposition for the next elections
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The electoral court of Nicaragua blocks the opposition for the next elections

The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua canceled the legal status of the Democratic Restoration Party (PRD) on Tuesday, thus blocking the possibility of the opposition National Coalition competing against the Sandinista president Daniel Ortega In the elections on November 7, sources from the political group reported.SIGHT: Colombia gets ready for "great mobilization" this Wednesday against police brutality and Duque's policiesSaturnino Cerrato, an evangelical pastor who presides over the PRD, told local media that this afternoon he received a notification card from the electoral court, in which he "resolved to cancel the legal status of the party," which is a member of the National Coalition along with other five political organizations."I only have you": a gazati clings to the l...