Nicaragua disregards OAS and continues with wave of arrests, including a banker

The latest learned was the executive president of Nicaragua's Banco de la Producción (Banpro), Luis Rivas, arrested hours after 26 of the 34 countries that make up the Organization of American States (OAS) demanded President Daniel Ortega the "immediate" release of "all political prisoners".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaraguan authorities detained a banker as part of the wave of arrests unleashed against several opposition political leaders, including four presidential aspirants, accused under a law that classifies them as "traitors of the homeland", despite which they sent signals on Wednesday of wanting a dialogue with the United States.

The latest learned was the executive president of Nicaragua's Banco de la Producción (Banpro), Luis Rivas, arrested hours after 26 of the 34 countries that make up the Organization of American States (OAS) demanded President Daniel Ortega the "immediate" release of "all political prisoners", among . . .

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