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A motorcyclist rides past a mural of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, left, and revolutionary hero César Augusto Sandino during general elections in Managua, Nov. 7, 2021. Ortega won a fourth consecutive term against a field of little-known candidates while those who could have given him a real challenge sat in jail. Andres Nunes/AP hide caption

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I returned to Nicaragua, where I was born, and found a country steeped in fear

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A couple in a motorcycle ride in front of a billboard with a picture of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega at Ministry of Family Economy in Managua, Nicaragua. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A rare look into Nicaragua, a country that shuts itself off to journalists

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Nicaraguan Catholic Bishop Rolando Alvarez speaks to the press at the Santo Cristo de Esquipulas church in Managua, on May 20, 2022. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A bishop of immense courage

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Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, lead a rally in the capital Managua in 2018. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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A man walks by a mobile health clinic displaying a picture of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (right) and his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo, in Managua on April 14, 2020. The government claims to be successfully combating the pandemic but health workers and critics say the toll is likely higher. Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Citizens Work To Expose COVID's Real Toll In Nicaragua As Leaders Claim Success

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Relatives and friends attend the burial of teenager Matt Romero in Managua, Nicaragua, last September. He was shot dead during clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police and paramilitaries. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stay Or Go? Ortega's Crackdown Pushes Nicaraguans To Make Hard Choices

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Anti-government demonstrators protest in Granada, Nicaragua. Hundreds of people have been killed in the government's brutal suppression of protests that erupted in April. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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A student who had taken refuge at the Church of the Divine Mercy amid a barrage of armed attacks is embraced by a relative on Saturday after he was transported to the Managua Metropolitan Cathedral. Cristobal Venegas/AP hide caption

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Students with homemade mortars stand guard behind makeshift shields and barricades Tuesday at the National University in Managua, which has been occupied by protesters for more than a month. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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