Carlos Fernando Chamorro

Nicaragua  |  Director, Confidencial

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Carlos Fernando Chamorro is the director of Confidencial, a weekly publication in Nicaragua that combines investigative journalism and analyses of current affairs. The US magazine The Nation has called it “the most respected muckraking operation in the country.”

Chamorro also directs and hosts the popular Sunday night television program Esta Semana, featuring investigative reports and interviews with political leaders. Chamorro also has a radio show called Onda Local and is president of the Center of Investigations of Communication (CINCO), a nonprofit research and polling firm in Nicaragua. This group is committed to maintaining independence in journalism in Nicaragua, as well as promoting training for young journalists. CINCO helps produce Chamorro’s television show.

He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University (1997-1998) and visiting professor at Berkeley University, California (1998-1999). In May 2009, he won the Prize for Freedom of Expression in Ibero-America, given by Casa América Cataluña (Spain). In October 2010, he received the Maria Moors Cabot Prize given by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

Chamorro was an event speaker at the Dialogue.


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Orozco: “OEA puede suspender a Nicaragua antes del 7 de noviembre”

En una entrevista con Carlos Fernando Chamorro para Confidencial, Manuel Orozco, senior fellow no-residente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó acerca del creciente aislamiento internacional en el que se encuentra el régimen de Daniel Ortega, tras liquidar la vía electoral al apresar a siete precandidatos y cancelar la personería jurídica del partido Ciudadanos por la Libertad. 

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Shifter: “[La represión de Ortega] se parece al patrón vivido hace 30 años”

En una entrevista con Carlos Fernando Chamorro para Confidencial, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre la crisis política en Nicaragua, la cual ha generado una controversia internacional en torno a la erosión de los valores democráticos en este país centroamericano. Shifter examinó el papel que juega la comunidad internacional, las repercusiones de las acciones del regimen Ortega-Murillo y la incertidumbre de cara a las próximas elecciones en noviembre.


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