Nicaragua: Getting Back in Circulation

Getting Back in Circulation

With a jubilant banner headline, THE PEOPLE TRIUMPH, Nicaragua's sole opposition newspaper returned to the streets last week after a 15-month shutdown by the Sandinista government. More than 200,000 copies of the twelve- page edition of La Prensa were snapped up by Nicaraguans eager for uncensored news.

The paper was closed the day after Congress voted $100 million in U.S. aid to the contra rebels fighting to topple the Nicaraguan government. La Prensa's revival is one of the most dramatic in a series of goodwill gestures by the Sandinistas to demonstrate their commitment to a regional peace plan signed in Guatemala...

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