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Nicaragua: Jaime Chamorro Cardenal, president of La Prensa, dies

2021-07-30T09:33:50.198Z

Jaime Chamorro Cardenal, director of the newspaper La Prensa, died this Thursday night due to health complications, according to his nephew and secretary of the newspaper's board of directors, Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, through a statement published in La Prensa.



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Jaime Chamorro Cardenal, director of the newspaper La Prensa, died this Thursday night due to health complications, according to his nephew and secretary of the newspaper's board of directors, Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, through a statement. published in La Prensa.

"Chamorro was 86 years old and died in his home, surrounded by his family, especially his wife Hilda Argeñal, with whom he had just been married for 60 years," La Prensa newspaper reported in an informative note.

Jaime Chamorro Cardenal, in a 2019 image (Photo by INTI OCON / AFP via Getty Images)

According to La Prensa, Chamorro Cardenal was born on October 23, 1934, graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States.

Chamorro Cardenal participated in the movement known as "Olama y Mollejones", an armed action promoted by a group of guerrillas who sought to overthrow the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza, in 1959. According to La Prensa, Chamorro avoided being executed in a firing squad, but was imprisoned for 8 months.

Chamorro Cardenal was the brother of the director of La Prensa, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, presumed by many in Nicaragua to be assassinated by gunmen allegedly agents of Anastasio Somoza on January 10, 1978.

Chamorro was also the uncle of the presidential candidates in Nicaragua, Cristiana Chamorro, Juan Sebastián Chamorro and Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios, all three are currently detained under the Ortega regime for alleged money laundering and alleged actions against national sovereignty.

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Chamorro Cardenal is also the uncle of journalist and government critic Carlos Fernando Chamorro, now in exile.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro expressed this Thursday on his Twitter account “My uncle Jaime Chamorro Cardenal, president and director of the newspaper La Prensa, passed away.

A good and noble man, owner of a special intelligence, and an unforgettable sense of humor.

a pillar in the continuity of La Prensa in this century.

Hugs dear Aunt Hilda and cousins ​​”.

The opposition Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy expressed in its social networks “Nicaraguan journalism is in mourning, today it physically leaves us, Mr. Jaime Chamorro Cardenal, director of La Prensa, but his life and ideals remain as his legacy to continue in fighting for the Nicaragua we want.

Rest in the peace of our Lord Don Jaime ”, expresses the message.

Source: cnnespanol

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