Nicaraguan president's kids start TV network

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Posted: Jun 13, 2011 4:52 PM
Nicaraguan president's kids start TV network

Nicaragua's newest television network is run by children of President Daniel Ortega.

Channel 13 "Viva Nicaragua" is being promoted in the Central American country as having a "youthful profile" with "news focused on social themes."

The station is owned by an Ortega family company and will be run Luciana, Camila and Maurice Ortega Murillo. They join an extensive family tradition of managing media in the nation of 5.9 million people.

Their mother, one-time Sandinista revolutionary and First Lady Rosario Murillo, is a government spokeswoman and Secretary of Communication and Citizenship.

Other Ortega children, including son Juan Carlos, manage Channel 8 television.