On February 14, three members of the ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) approached William Aragón, a correspondent in the northern Madriz province for the Managua-based daily La Prensa, and advised him to get a bulletproof vest and a police helmet for his personal security, the journalist told CPJ. According to Aragón, the three men said they had attended a meeting with other FSLN members, during which plans were made to kill the journalist. Aragón said he believed the threat was linked to two articles on alleged government corruption published in La Prensa on February 5. Aragón reported the threat to local authorities.

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