Nicaragua cracks down on dissent, opposition politicians

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    The top US diplomat for Latin America says the crackdown on dissent in Nicaragua proves President Daniel Ortega is a dictator.

    Four opposition politicians hoping to challenge the president in November’s election have been arrested.

    Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

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