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The World

President Daniel Ortega denied a request from the Nicaraguan Journalists’ Union to lift censorship, saying it will be maintained for the time being because of increased attacks by U.S.-backed contras. In a meeting with the union’s leadership, Ortega said that although he will not lift censorship, he will try to ease controls on the press. Censorship was included in the state of emergency imposed by the Sandinistas in March, 1982.


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