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Mauricio Funes granted asylum in Nicaragua

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Nicaragua said on Tuesday it has given political asylum to former El Salvador president Mauricio Funes, who has come under scrutiny back home for a truce with gangs during his administration and is also facing multiple legal cases.

The Nicaraguan government’s official Daily Gazette published a notice announcing that Funes, his partner and three children have all been granted asylum. It said their lives are in danger as a result of “fighting in favor of democracy.”

Source: The Guardian