Artist: Melvin Wallace, Editor Carlos Domingo Cuadra, Sr. Writer|
Confronting Bodies: members of the Sandinista Popular Army
Date 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.
Description of 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
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