The Washington Post
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — When Nicaraguan paramilitaries stripped him naked and pushed him into a gravelike hole, Marco Noel Novoa assumed his life would end soon.
The 26-year-old student was an active participant in the protests of Nicaragua’s powerful president, Daniel Ortega. He helped occupy a university. He collected money for the opposition. And he was an American citizen — born in Macon, Ga. — in the middle of a conflict for which the State Department has denounced Ortega’s government and demanded an end to state-sponsored violence.
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