Nicaragua’s President Ortega involved in money laundering scandal

Amidst new waves of protests in Nicaragua, independent journalist Ramiro Alvarez released an investigation on corruption in the country, taking a deeper look into what last year’s Panama Papers reveal about government transparency and accountability in the Central American country.

The investigation claims that Nicaragua’s top members of the executive branch of government, including the President, are operating a money laundering network worth over 10 billion dollars a year, more than Nicaragua’s sovereign debt.

Alvarez said he is working closely with a team of lawyers to build a formal plea to the country’s Attorney General to further investigations.