In a hardcopy version of India’s internet blockade in Kashmir, Nicaragua is about to become the only country in the world without newspapers because the Ortega government has withheld raw materials like paper & ink for a year & a half. Several newspapers have already been forced to close down & now La Prensa with a circulation of 42,000 is about to close. It doesn’t matter what the politics of these newspapers are because freedom of the press is a tenet of democracy.