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Weekly Report - 14 May 2020 (WR-20-19)

NICARAGUA: Challenging the official narrative

A “non-partisan” response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This was one of the demands made this week by influential private sector lobby Cosep to the government led by President Daniel Ortega, which has attracted criticism for its relative inaction compared with other countries in the region [WR-20-16]. In its list of demands, Cosep highlighted a further growing complaint raised not only by local civil-society groups and medical associations but also the international community: doubts over the veracity of official information pertaining to the pandemic.

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