Nicaragua

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

MEXICO CITY | In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

MEXICO CITY — There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico. Nicaraguans represent a small minority of the many migrants who cross through Mexico each year toward the United States. However, this … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

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