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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!