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    We Must Help Nicaraguan Defenders of Democracy

    Nicaragua is in the throes of the worst popular unrest — pitting supporters and protesters of the Ortega regime against one another in deadly demonstrations — the country has seen since the end of its civil war in 1990. From violent attacks on innocent civilians exercising their right to protest peacefully to ordering the shutdown of media outlets covering the pro-democracy demonstrations, Ortega’s regime has launched an all-out campaign of repression. This tyranny is escalating, and as the death toll and stakes climb ever higher, America must offer its support to the defenders of democracy there and throughout the region.

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