Resolution on Nicaragua
Meeting of the Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile, 30-31 May 1997
The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, SICLAC, meeting in Santiago, Chile, on 30-31 May 1997, noted that coercive economic measures have been taken against various mass media in Nicaragua and in particular, against the newspaper Barricada. These government policies which affect Nicaraguan private enterprise have caused a serious financial crisis for the abovementioned newspaper and for certain broadcasting stations not controlled by the government.
SICLAC views with concern this situation which constitutes an assault on the Nicaraguan opposition press, and agrees to get in touch with President Arnaldo Alemán to call for reflection and the seeking of a just response to this serious problem.