Statement on Nicaraguan Political Prisoner Dora María Téllez

October 13, 2022

LASA strongly condemns the terrible conditions in which Dora María Téllez is being unjustly held in El Chipote, an infamous prison in Managua, Nicaragua. Téllez is a former Sandinista guerrilla commander, historian, and opposition political activist. She has been a LASA member, and her published work and peaceful activism in support of democracy in Nicaragua has been recognized nationally and internationally.


About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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