Nicaraguan police investigate ex-foreign minister, alleging “treason”

Ortega, about to turn 76 and president of the country for the first time between 1985 and 1990, has accused opposition leaders of trying to overthrow him with the support of the United States,

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Nicaraguan National Police announced on July 28 that it had launched an investigation into former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Francisco Xavier Aguirre Sacasa for alleged "treason," less than four months before the elections in which the country's president Daniel Ortega will seek a new reelection.

In a statement, the Police force indicated that it is investigating Aguirre Sacasa, a former Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States during the administration of Arnoldo Alemán (1997-2002), "for committing deeds which undermine independence, sovereignty and self-determination, inciting foreign interference in internal affairs," among other crimes which . . .

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