Amid Ortega’s crackdown on opponents, is the Catholic Church in Nicaragua next?
August 20, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Daniel Ortega, a leader of the Marxist Sandinistas who overthrew the authoritarian regime of Gen. Anastasio Somoza Debayle, ruled Nicaragua from the 1979 Sandinista takeover until his loss in the 1990 presidential election. He returned to power in 2007.
“I’m on a list of people that have been critical of the government,” a priest told the Jesuit journal America. “They’re constantly looking at what I’m doing. It’s not safe to speak publicly about what’s happening in Nicaragua.”
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