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Nicaragua paper runs blank front page in protest of Ortega government

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posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 12:45 PM
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www.reuters.com...


Nicaragua’s oldest and most-widely read newspaper published its Friday edition with a blank front page in protest against what it says is the government’s withholding of ink, paper and other materials needed for its printing press since September. In a Friday editorial, the La Prensa newspaper asked: “Have you imagined living without information?,” and complained that the government of leftist President Daniel Ortega had impounded its supply of printing materials for 20 weeks.

“We don’t know how much longer we can keep printing the newspaper. Maybe two more months, maybe until tomorrow,” Jaime Chamorro, director of La Prensa, told Reuters by phone.

Human rights organizations and independent media say the Ortega government is attacking freedom of expression.


totalitarian government controls ink and paper.
leftist, rightist...tyrannies are ultimately the same. reward ourselves, punish our enemies, control everything, everything for the state, nothing for the individual.
Nicaragua deserves better. anyone does.

anyone with firsthand knowledge?

(shout-out to Reuters. great source on stuff like this that most media won't bother with.)


The government recently shut down a broadcaster and held two reporters on terrorism and hate-incitement charges, while a judge ordered the arrest of three more.

The newspaper said customs agents at the behest of the government have been withholding imports of paper and ink in retaliation for critical coverage of simmering political tensions in the Central American country.


'terrorism'. right. oh those awful horrible terrorist news reporters. [/sarcasm]

control the media, control the message, control the populace.
control control control.
here's hoping for regime change.


edit on 19-1-2019 by ElGoobero because: embolden




posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 12:46 PM
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Freedom of any kind is the enemy of the socialist.

Here's yet another example for leftists to ignore.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero


My father's family owned a newspaper franchise in Bogota and Barranquilla. They frequently published stories that spoke out against the drug cartels. The cartel bombed their bookstores and newspaper offices, as well as their home. Long story short, my father came to the USA as a teenager, with his family, as refugees.
edit on 19-1-2019 by Sookiechacha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: ElGoobero


My father's family owned a newspaper franchise in Bogota and Barranquilla. They frequently published stories that spoke out against the drug cartels. The cartel bombed their bookstores and newspaper offices, as well as their home. Long story short, my father came to the USA as a teenager, with his family, as refugees.


thanks for sharing
too bad the cartels and the governments are too often in collusion




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