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Democracy Dialogues: A Conversation with Carlos Chamorro

As part of the Democracy Dialogues series, Eric Farnsworth interviewed the exiled Nicaraguan journalist.

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Nicaraguans head to the polls on November 7 to vote on an outcome that is already virtually assured: the “re-election” of Daniel Ortega as president and Ortega’s wife, Rosario Murillo, as vice president. In the weeks and months prior to voting, the Ortega-Murillo regime has arrested virtually every viable opposition leader, critic, and influencer in a bid to clear the way for an uncontested fourth consecutive term. So far, the international community has proven unable or unwilling to halt the country’s quickening slide. Democracy is weakening, perhaps irreparably. 

Our next session of Democracy Dialogues features an interview with independent Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro, founder and director of the news website Confidencial. A former Sandinista who headed publicity for Ortega during the disputed 1984 Nicaraguan elections and edited the FSLN newspaper Barricada until the mid-1990s, Chamorro has now been targeted by the Ortega-Murillo regime and forced into exile in Costa Rica, from where he will be joining us.

Speakers:

  • Carlos Chamorro, Founder and Director, Confidencial
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (interviewer)

Democracy Dialogues is a series of conversations we need to be having now on the state of democracy in the Americas. Hosted by AS/COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth, these one-on-one interviews with active democracy practitioners and leaders explore the most difficult issues of regional democratic governance with an eye toward pragmatic, deeply-considered solutions. We invite you to join the conversation!

Follow the conversation: #DemocracyDialogues | @ASCOA

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Speakers

Carlos Fernando Chamorro
Founder and Editor, Confidencial

Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios is a Nicaraguan independent investigative journalist. He is the founder and editor of Confidencial, a news website and weekly publication combining investigative journalism and analyses of current affairs.


He also hosts two television news...

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Eric Farnsworth
Vice President, AS/COA, Washington DC Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on...

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