The Washington Post

Ortega opponent shot in Costa Rica:


A Nicaraguan activist who opposes the government of President Daniel Ortega is in critical condition in a Costa Rican hospital after being shot, police and activists said. João Maldonado, a leader of protests in 2018 in southweste­rn Nicaragua’s Jinotepe municipali­ty, was shot twice in the chest and once in the arm, a police spokeswoma­n said. More than 80,000 Nicaraguan­s have requested refuge in neighborin­g Costa Rica since the 2018 protests; numbers had increased in the past three months as Ortega’s government clamped down on opposition politician­s and activists.

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