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Nicaraugua promises to bolter liberties - as paper is curbed. Ortega

Daniel Ortega, leader of the Sandinista junta, says the leftist government will relax press censorship, restore the right to strike, and allow people to petition the courts for release from jail. His announcement, during a speech Monday night, came the same day that the opposition newspaper La Prensa did not publish because government censors rejected stories about political violence and other events related to the Nov. 4 presidential election.

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