Nicaragua: Authorities detain two key business leaders in the country

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Michael Healy went to the attorney’s office Thursday and was arrested shortly after.

Michael Healy, president of the Nicaraguan Employers’ Association, and Alvaro Vargas, vice president of the company, were arrested on Thursday.

Both are being prosecuted for allegedly embezzling money, property and possessions, and for allegedly being held.Acts that undermine freedom, sovereignty and self-determination“According to a report released by the country, the National Police.

Healy took over as chairman of the Council of Private Enterprises (COSEP), a top firm a few months ago, when his predecessor, Jose Aguirre, was arrested last July on similar charges.

With these two new arrests, 39 people critical of the government of President Daniel Ortega have been detained in Nicaragua since June. Seven presidential candidates wanted to run in the November 7 general election, As well as journalists and business, social and political leaders.

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