The Nicaraguan government has taken Spanish-language CNN off the air as a part of an ongoing government crackdown in the Central American nation.
CNN en Espanol went off the air in a single day Wednesday, the outlet reported, saying cable operators in the nation didn’t reply to requests for remark.
“Today the government of Nicaragua pulled our television signal, denying Nicaraguans news and information from our television network, which they have relied upon for 25 years,” CNN mentioned in a press release.
During his fifth time period Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has cracked down on critics in each political opposition and in the press. Late final 12 months, president Biden accused Ortega’s government of conducting “a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.”
CNN had been offering information crucial of Ortega’s ongoing crack down on dissenters, the outlet reported, citing its reporting on the current detention of a Catholic bishop investigated for “destabilizing and provocative” actions.