El Pueblo (Nicaragua)
Date: 1976 - 1984
Region: Central America and the Caribbean
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Print Journalism
Artist: Melvin Wallace, Editor; Carlos Domingo Cuadra, Sr. Writer
Confronting Bodies: members of the Sandinista Popular Army
Dates of Action: January 25, 1980
Description of Artwork: El Pueblo was a Maoist newspaper in Nicaragua, known to urge its readers to sabotage the state economy.
The Incident: The newspaper was described as counter-revolutionary by the Nicaraguan authorities and closed- down by members of the Sandinista Popular Army. They seized the machinery, materials, and office equipment and arrested two journalists and their assistant.
Results of Incident: The newspaper never reopened. As of June 1981 all those arrested had been released.
Source: Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights