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Costa Rican Journalist Remains in Nicaragua Jail; Costa Rica Reacts

The Costa Rican - Nicaragua journalist, Lucía Piñeda, jailed in Nicaragua for alleged crimes of instigation of terrorist acts and inciting hatred, now in her sixth day in the infamous El Chipote prison in Managua, will be going to trial on January 25. Piñeda, 45,...

Nicaragua political prisoners pray for a free country

Protests in Granada, Nicaraguae (ACI Prensa).- A video circulating in Spanish-language social media shows a group of political prisoners praying the Hail Mary while expressing their desire to see a free Nicaragua. The country has seen widespead protests since April against the government of Daniel Ortega. “Freedom...

Three dead and one missing due to the rains (photos & video)

The persistent rains of the last two days have caused in Nicaragua the death of three people, dragged by rivers grown in Jinotega, Boaco and Siuna. A missing person was also reported. The precipitations has continued for more than 48 hours non-stop, have saturated soils...

At least one killed on Sunday in Nicaragua as protest tensions flare up again

Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in Managua on Sunday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead. Hundreds of protesters carrying Nicaragua’s blue and white flag massed in the eastern part...

Costa Rica Postpones Naming Ambassador to Nicaragua

The government of Costa Rica has postponed naming an ambassador to Nicaragua, replacing Eduardo Trejos Lalli, who on July 31 took on the post of director of the Dirección de Inteligencia y Seguridad (DIS). Political experts and career diplomats had urged President Carlos Alvarado and...

Deaths And Violence Continues To Grow

Labeled “Operation Clean-up” by the government, Nicaraguan government security forces have launched raids to clear protesters’ barricades in opposition hotspots, concentrating on the city of Masaya, a day after President Daniel Ortega made a personal presence there calling for peace, and the neighborhood of...

At Least Five Killed – Four police officers, one protester – in latest confrontations in Nicaragua

Four police officers and a protester were killed Thursday in a confrontation in Nicaragua, where violent unrest has left over 300 people dead in three months amid anti-government demonstrations. “Five people died in a confrontation in Morrito, of whom four were police officers and one...

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Rules Out Early Elections!

President Daniel Ortega on Saturday ruled out early elections. In a rally of his supporters, in Managua, came Ortega’s response to the demand made by bishops of the Episcopal Conference last month, demanded Ortega to call an election for March 2019, ahead of his...

Civic Alliance calls for sit-in and march in Nicaragua

The Civic Alliance today called a sit-in for this Wednesday, July 4, and a march on Saturday, July 7, as part of the protests against the government of Daniel Ortega. In addition, they demanded the release of the people who are in the prison of...

Nicaragua’s Death Toll Climbs To 285; 1,500 Injured, 156 Missing

The violence in Nicaragua since the protests against the government of Daniel Ortega began mid-April leaves a death toll of 285, more than 1,500 were injured and 156 missing between April 18 and June 25, according to the report presented Tuesday by the Nicaraguan...

“It Was The Police, I Saw Them” Says Mother Of Murdered 14-month-old Baby

The corner where the morning of this Saturday, Father’s Day in Nicaragua, 14 months old Teyler Lorío Navarrete was killed by a bullet in the head, was recurrent for his family. Every day they went by the corner in the Americas 1 neighborhood in Managua,...

Volaris Costa Rica Suspends Flights to Nicaragua

The low-cost airline, Volaris Costa Rica, announced that it will temporarily suspend its operations in Managua, Nicaragua, as of July 1, 2018. "We have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our operations in Nicaragua. Unfortunately, market conditions do not allow us to maintain the operation,...

Nicaragua Unrest: What You Should Know

More than 170 people have died in Nicaragua since unrest began two months ago. Protesters have taken to the streets demanding President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice-president, Rosario Murillo, step down. A framed photograph that shows Rosario Murillo, second from right, the first...

Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters

MANAGUA (AFP) – For days, Maria Magdalena Saldana has hooked a gold chain encircling her waist to the gate bulwarking one of Nicaragua’s most notorious prisons. A mother demands the release of her son captured by police and paramilitaries and held at “El Chipote” prison...

Alleged Armed Attack By Police Left Seven Dead in Managua This Saturday Morning

Despite the surprise announcement Friday night of the consensus between the government and the Civil Alliance, this Saturday morning, in the barrio Carlos Marx, in Managua, an armed attack allegedly committed by police and armed civilians left at least seven people dead, including three...

135 Dead In 52 Days!

The number of people killed by violent protests against Daniel Ortega’s government rose to 135 this Friday, according to the Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos (CENIDH) – Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights. In a span of 48 hours, three were killed in Chinandega alone The most...

New Protests, Blockades In Nicaragua After Talks Suspended

MANAGUA – New demonstrations and more road blockades mainly in the north and central parts of Nicaragua erupted on Thursday, one day after the Episcopal Conference suspended the national dialogue, due to lack of advancement in the agenda. The Upoli university, one of the scenarios...

Face To Face With Ortega: “We Have Put The Dead”

A young university student, Lesther Alemán, confronted the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, for the violent repression against the people, and his opposition to the continuity of Ortega’s mandate. Student representative Lesther Aleman interrupts Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, shouting that he must halt the repression,...

Tense Tv-faceoff. Protesters Confront Ortega In Televised Debate.

Nicaragua’s 72-year-old leader, Daniel Ortega, who previously ruled between 1979 and 1990, is a former leftist Sandinista guerrilla who helped overthrow the US-backed dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza, but who himself has become seen as dictatorial, faced a confrontation in the first national dialogue held...

Participants To The National Dialogue Left Disappointed

After the expected completion of the National Dialogue, the different reactions were immediate. One of them was the president of the Unión de Productores Agropecuarios de Nicaragua (UPANIC) -Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua – Michael Healy, who pointed out that President Daniel Ortega...

Thousands Take Part In Renewed Anti-Ortega Rallies

Thousands of Nicaraguans have taken part in new anti-Ortega protests in Managua, Matagalpa, and Chinandega. Since Wednesday, wearing the blue and white of the Nicaragua flag, protesters held pictures of people reportedly killed in the first days of demonstrations last month. The unrest began on April...

Clashes in Masaya Leave One Dead and Fire in The Municipal Market

The clashes Saturday afternoon in the city of Masaya left a person dead and a young man wounded, an reported fire damage in the municipal market. Auner García, director general of the Nicaraguan Red Cross, said in a press conference that they have a report...

Sunday Clashes in Catarina and Niquinohomo, Masaya, Leave Several Wounded

Sunday night's attack on protesters in Catarina and Niquinohomo, after a day sit-in in Monimbó, Masaya, left several wounded. In Facebook Live broadcasts by several different witnesses to the events, protesters denounced the Sandinistas for allegedly attacking them with homemade mortars. The confrontation occurred at the...

The Violence Continues: Protesters Urge Justice for Dead, Ortega’s Resignation

NIQUINOHOMO, Nicaragua – The hometown of the national hero of Nicaragua Augusto C. Sandino, after whom the Sandinista movement was named, witnessed on Saturday hundreds of people who took to streets in resumed violence, to seek justice for the dozens of people who died...

Rally Shows Daniel Ortega Still Has Lots Of Support

Managua, Nicaragua – Embattled Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, battered by two weeks of street protests so violent many of his political enemies are openly saying he’s lost control of his government, offered an impressive show of strength in rebuttal Monday, leading tens of thousands...

Nicaragua: “There Are Decades Where Nothing Happens And There Are Weeks Where Decades Take Place”

“From now on the History of Nicaragua is decided by the people and nobody else,” was the resounding message of Monsignor Silvio José Báez, launched on Saturday during the gigantic march of repudiation against the massacre of fifty young Nicaraguans, has two direct recipients:...

Nicaragua’s Unfinished Revolution Takes A New Turn

(Bloomberg) Whether brandishing a Kalashnikov or a stacked court, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has proven especially resilient. The onetime guerrilla insurgent turned autocrat has endured turmoil, outsmarted opponents and coopted rivals to lock down four presidential mandates spread out across 38 years, marshal economic...

Thousands People Join Anti-Government March in Nicaragua

Thousands in Nicaraguans marched through the capital Managua on Saturday in a mass demonstration to demand justice following a wave of protests and violence for more than 10 days, that an unofficial toll of more than 62 people dead. During the rally organized by the...

Rioters Uproot Ortega’s ‘Trees of Life’

Nicaraguan protesters demanding President Daniel Ortega’s resignation have been taking their anger out on a pet project of his wife — giant steel sculptures scattered around Managua. The 17-meter (55 feet)-tall “Trees of Life” structures erected throughout the Nicaraguan capital were designed by Ortega’s wife...

Nicaraguans Continues On Edge

Nicaraguans, as they enter the seventh day of protests that have touched every corner of the country, continue on edge. The worst part is not knowing what is going to happen today or tomorrow. Much less of the future. In six days of protests at...

U.S. Orders Relatives of US Embassy Staff To Leave Nicaragua

The U.S. State Department has ordered the relatives of U.S. government employees based in Nicaragua to leave the country. In addition, services at the US embassy in the capital in Managua will be curtailed. The order comes after days of deadly rioting triggered by planned...

Social Security Protest March Leads To Clashes In Nicaragua (Photos)

A protest over social security changes in Nicaragua has led to clashes between opponents of the measure and government backers. Hundreds of activists, elderly people and others were demonstrating Wednesday in the capital of Managua when they were set upon by members of a pro-government...

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