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Analysts: Nicaragua’s Ortega using Venezuelan tactics to suppress opposition

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is following the playbook of the socialist regime in Venezuela to violently crush the opposition, observers say. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has refused to step down, calling early elections and has vowed to remain in power at least until his current...

Retailers remain closed in Masaya for fear of armed groups

At least 10 businesses, located in central streets of the city of Masaya, remain closed, the owners having taken the decision not to reopen due to the insecurity that the city is living, the constant arrests and the patrol of armed civilians throughout the...

Police prevent international press access in Masaya

This Saturday, police prevented the access of international journalists to the indigenous neighborhood of Monimbó, in the town of Masaya. Several cities organized antigovernment marches this Saturday, but the population that was prominent during the protests against the government was besieged by riot police, modifying...

Detained in Monimbó, Three Days Later Found In The Morgue

Arrested in Monimbó, he ends in the morgue. The father of the young man reported missing for three days after his arrest, he went looking for his son in hospitals, health centers, even in the city of Diriamba, where they supposedly had him, but...

Cleanup Operation in Masaya: 3 Dead As Government Forces Take Control of the City

The Government of Nicaragua on Tuesday took control of the city of Masaya after an operation of more than 7 hours, carried out on the indigenous community of Monimbó, and leaving 3 dead. “Masaya fell, everything is silent, the kids had to leave the trenches...

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...

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...

Government Forces Try To Subdue Masaya, Six Dead

Nicaraguan police and pro-government paramilitaries moved to reassert control over the city of Masaya by force Tuesday. The city that had declared a breakaway government the day before, prompting clashes with protesters, resulting in the death of at least six people, according to human...

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...

Masaya Does Not Sleep and Does Not Want to Sleep

MASAYA, Nicaragua – There is something in Masaya’s air that makes sleeping seem like a waste of time, or a mistake. It is not the incessant rain that has fallen on this Nicaraguan city, which was the birthplace of the Sandinista movement and has now...

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,...

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...

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