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The 16 candidates, politicians and entrepreneurs Nicaragua’s Ortega arrested last month

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Infobae) All of those arrested have a high academic profile and are recognized leaders of the Nicaraguan opposition. Many are senior citizens and even ex-comrades-in-arms of the Sandinista leader.

Most arrests occurred at night and the detainees' homes were raided without court-ordered warrants.

Four politicians with aspirations to run for the presidency of Nicaragua next November, 5 opposition leaders, 3 ex-Sandinista guerrillas . . .

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