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MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The 21-year-old agricultural economics student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go to a safe house. Five police trucks loaded with masked and armed men dressed … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua’s president celebrates crackdown on opposition

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — President Daniel Ortega used Thursday’s 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua’s Roman Catholic Church as allies of “coup mongers.” In recent days, the government and its supporters routed some of the … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua’s president celebrates crackdown on opposition

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza on Thursday amid protest and bloodshed. Some say the country has made progress under current President Daniel Ortega, who helped lead the 1979 Sandinista uprising that ousted the Somoza family. But others say Ortega has become a dictator himself. … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

MANAGUA, | Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega‘s government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya’s Monimbo neighborhood before dawn and had largely regained control of it by the afternoon for … Continue reading MANAGUA, | Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua march ends in shooting amid calls for early vote

MANAGUA, Nicaragua— A massive march in Nicaragua against President Daniel Ortega’s government ended in violence Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on marchers. The gunshots sent thousands of demonstrators running for cover in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital, and there were unconfirmed reports of about a dozen people wounded. An Associated Press photographer saw one person with a … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua march ends in shooting amid calls for early vote

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

MANAGUA, Nicaragua— Talks between President Daniel Ortega’s administration and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of deadly unrest broke down Wednesday after government opponents demanded earlier elections and changes in electoral laws. The Roman Catholic Church has been mediating the negotiations, and Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes announced late in the day that a decision was … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | The Latest: US alleges ‘excessive force’ in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department is accusing Nicaragua’s government of overreacting to protests during days of unrest in which human rights groups say more than two dozen people have died. Sunday’s statement says U.S. officials “condemn the violence … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | The Latest: US alleges ‘excessive force’ in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Saturday that his government is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of protests and clashes in which, rights monitors say, at least 25 people have died. A journalist covering the unrest was also killed. In … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on