El Pueblo (Nicaragua)

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Date: 1976 - 1984 [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Region: Central America and the Caribbean [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|{location3}]]

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Medium: Print Journalism [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Artist: Melvin Wallace, Editor Carlos Domingo Cuadra, Sr. Writer

Confronting Bodies: members of the Sandinista Popular Army

Dates of Action: January 25, 1980


Description of Artwork: "El Pueblo" was a Maoist newspaper in Nicaragua, known to urge its readers to sabotage the state economy.

The Incident: The newspaper was described as counter-revolutionary by the Nicaraguan authorities and closed- down by members of the Sandinista Popular Army. They seized the machinery, materials, and office equipment and arrested two journalists and their assistant.

Results of Incident: The newspaper never reopened. As of June 1981 all those arrested had been released.

Source: Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights [[Category:]] [[Category:]] [[Category:]] [[Category:]] [[Category:]] [[Category:]] [[Category:]] [[Category:]]