Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua news director accused of terror after station raid

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station’s offices in their latest salvo against independent media and nongovernmental organizations. Miguel Mora’s wife, Veronica Chavez, who is also a journalist, accused police at a news conference … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua news director accused of terror after station raid

United States | United States Actions To Promote Democracy in Nicaragua

United States – Yesterday, the President signed the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 (“Nica Act”), signaling his further commitment to promoting democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Nicaragua. The signing of the Nica Act supplements a series of actions the United States has taken against the Ortega regime. In November, … Continue reading United States | United States Actions To Promote Democracy in Nicaragua

United States | Joint Statement on the Government of Nicaragua’s Cancelation of the Legal Standing of Civil Society Organizations

United States – The Foreign Ministries of Australia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, in support of our civil society partners, strongly condemn the recent actions taken by the government of Nicaragua to cancel the legal registration of Nicaraguan … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on the Government of Nicaragua’s Cancelation of the Legal Standing of Civil Society Organizations

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government’s overthrow. The raids were the latest strong-arm actions taken by the government of President Daniel Ortega. Since popular street protests destabilized his government in April, Ortega has reconsolidated power … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

United States | Public Designation, Due to Significant Corruption, of Nicaragua’s Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes

United States – Due to his involvement in significant corruption, the Department is publicly designating the President of Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council, Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes, under the terms of Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2018. Rivas was designated in December 2017 under Executive Order … Continue reading United States | Public Designation, Due to Significant Corruption, of Nicaragua’s Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes

CORDOBA, Mexico | Migrant caravan pushes on toward Mexico’s capital

CORDOBA, Mexico — A big group of Central Americans pushed on toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States. In a thundering voice vote Sunday night at a gymnasium in Cordoba, about 1,000 … Continue reading CORDOBA, Mexico | Migrant caravan pushes on toward Mexico’s capital

WASHINGTON | US vows tough approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is laying out a tougher approach to Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, says those three countries form a “troika of tyranny” and he’s announcing new sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba, and says the U.S. will impose additional ones on Nicaragua. Bolton says the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US vows tough approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

HUIXTLA, Mexico | In migrant caravan, a Nicaraguan family flees persecution

HUIXTLA, Mexico— Amid thousands of mostly Honduran migrants hoping to make it to the United States, the Velasquez Gonzalez family from Nicaragua is something of an outlier. While most joined spontaneously as word of the caravan spread in the last 12 days or so, the long, terrible journey for the Velasquez Gonzalez family began in … Continue reading HUIXTLA, Mexico | In migrant caravan, a Nicaraguan family flees persecution