Why do people flee Nicaragua?

In April last year, national protests began in Nicaragua against the government led by Daniel Ortega. Since then, more than 300 people have been killed and thousands imprisoned. Gabriela Pichardo, a university student who was involved in organizing the protests, was arrested and subjected to illegal interrogations for several days. Here she talks about how the protests began, what they are about and why people are fleeing. The conversation is led and interpreted by Erik Halkjaer, a freelance journalist who has covered Nicaragua for many years. The seminar took place on February 7, 2019.

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