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Nicaragua police arrest manager of newspaper critical of president

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(Reuters) – Nicaraguan police on Saturday arrested the general manager of newspaper La Prensa, a day after raiding its offices and accusing the publication, which is a trenchant critic of President Daniel Ortega, of customs fraud and money laundering. In a statement, national police said it had arrested Juan Hollman Chamorro for customs fraud, as well as laundering money, property and assets, adding to a mounting crackdown against the paper and other critics of the Ortega administration. A day before Friday’s raid on La Prensa, the paper said it was no longer able to put out a print edition be…

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