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Nicaragua: former Sandinista ambassador to the OAS captured

MANAGUA (AP) – Former Nicaraguan ambassador to the OAS, Edgard Parrales, a well-known critic of Daniel Ortega’s government, was captured on Monday by unknown persons in front of his home in Managua, denounced his wife, Carmen Dolores Córdova.

Córdova told The Associated Press that the 79-year-old ex-diplomat was about to enter his home when “two men in plain clothes appeared, forced him into a vehicle and took him away.”

“My husband was kidnapped because (his captors) did not present an arrest warrant or identify themselves,” she said. Parrales’s wife is the daughter of the late lawyer Rafael Córdova Rivas, who along with Ortega was part of the first Government Junta during the Sandinista revolution (1979-1990).

In recent days, Edgard Parrales in public statements criticized Ortega’s decision to withdraw Nicaragua from the OAS, which he described as “nonsense.”

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