Nicaraguan Police Arrest Bishop Critical of Ortega Regime

MEXICO CITY—Nicaraguan police on Friday detained a Roman Catholic bishop who is an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega along with several priests and seminarians in the latest move against opponents of his government.

Riot police raided the residence of Bishop Rolando Álvarez in Matagalpa, one of Nicaragua’s main cities in the north of the country, at around 3 a.m. local time, the Matagalpa diocese and Catholic priests said. Police knocked down the door and took the men in separate vehicles, local media reported.

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