Roberto Bendaña McEwan, a U.S. citizen, is a successful businessman who was born and raised in Nicaragua. He has led and been involved in numerous civil society groups promoting active participation in national politics.
In September 2013, Bendaña was wrongfully charged by the Nicaraguan government and denied a fair trial. Nicaragua later requested an INTERPOL Red Notice for his arrest.
This is his story.
- Fair Trials International – Case Summary
- Los Angeles Times – Elections in Nicaragua, Guatemala Underscore Threats to Democracy
- The Carter Center – Study Mission Report on The November 2011 Elections in Nicaragua
- CNN – Opponents Dispute Nicaraguan Election Results
- New York Times – In Nicaragua, A Blatantly Rigged Election
- Reuters – U.S. Expresses Concern Over Nicaragua’s ‘Flawed’ Election
- U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 – Nicaragua
- H.R. 5708 – Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2016
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- International Criminal Police Organization – INTERPOL