Nicaragua police seek arrest of government opponent

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have raided the home of Cristiana Chamorro a potential presidential candidate and daughter of former President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. Wednesday’s raid came one day after the government filed money laundering charges against the journalist. Her brother Carlos Fernando Chamorro is director of the independent news outlet Confidencial and confirmed the raid via Twitter. The judicial system said in a statement that a judge had issued search and detention orders for 67-year-old Cristiana Chamorro. It was not immediately known if Chamorro was detained. The police arrived 15 minutes before she was scheduled to give a news conference.

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