Nicaragua

Washington, D.C. | Cook Hosts Meeting with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hosted a meeting with several Members of Congress and the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, to discuss the strong partnership between the United States and Chile, yesterday’s announcement of an energy cooperation framework signed between the … Continue reading Washington, D.C. | Cook Hosts Meeting with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

MANAGUA, Nicaragua  — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests. Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the U.N.’s human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

MANAGUA, Nicaragua— The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests. Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the U.N.’s human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he and … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

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

PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua | UN calls on neighbors to receive those fleeing Nicaragua

PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua — Thousands of people are fleeing political violence and rights violations in Nicaragua following a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on other nations Tuesday to help Costa Rica, which has been flooded with thousands of requests for asylum. Giulia Mortrones said … Continue reading PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua | UN calls on neighbors to receive those fleeing Nicaragua

WASHINGTON | White House condemns violence in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON — The White House is condemning months of violent conflict in Nicaragua that has left hundreds dead. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that President Daniel Ortega and his vice president are “ultimately responsible for the pro-government parapolice that have brutalized their own people.” She adds that the United States supports efforts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House condemns violence in Nicaragua

U.S. Department of State News: Peruvian National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence.  Our people share a long-standing friendship that is at the core of our excellent bilateral relationship.  Today, we celebrate your country’s rich history, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Peruvian National Day

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