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Nicaraguan Student, 14, Declares: “I Got Mad and I Threw the Rock at Him.”

“I was crying, I was angry because they were taking away my cousin. Seeing that a policeman was filming, I got mad and threw the rock at him,” said the fourteen-year-old student from a Managua high school, who on November 22 came out in...

“The strong U.S. reaction reflects a certain frustration”

Nicaragua’s former Foreign Minister, Francisco Aguirre Sacasa, says that U.S. president Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate offered the Government of Nicaragua the possibility of a “soft landing” to overcome the political crisis, but President Daniel Ortega “did not take advantage of a great...

Ortega Proposes To Promote A “Popular Economy” To Reactive Growth

In response to U.S. sanctions against President Daniel Ortega’s inner circle, he said that he would boost the popular economy to reactivate growth and face the Nica Act, which can mean for Nicaraguans a dangerous remedy given that it can worsen the productivity and...

US Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials, Including Ortega’s Wife

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order targeting sanctioning Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua’s vice-president and wife of President Daniel Ortega, and one of his aides under a new executive order allowing Washington to target Nicaraguan officials for a crackdown on anti-government protests. Rosario...

‘Some say yes, others say no’: Nicaragua a country divided

Forty years after Nicaragua’s revolution, the country’s revolutionaries and their supporters find themselves divided — between those who support Daniel Ortega’s government and those who oppose it. Photo: Lois Ross What is behind the political differences among Sandinistas, members of the political group that led the...

The Nica Exodus to Costa Rica

Since Daniel Ortega unleashed a brutal repression against the demonstrations demanding the end of his term, after eleven years of authoritarian rule, more than 30,000 Nicaraguans have fled the country to go to Costa Rica, confirmed immigration authorities in that neighboring country. Many of them...

Nicaragua Foresees US$23 million less for ‘Aguinaldo’

The total amount ‘aguinaldo’ – the year-end bonus – that entered the economy of Nicaragua at the end of 2017 was US$377.1 million, according to official estimates, but at the end of 2018 there would be US$23 million less, due to the loss of...

Ortega defeated politically

Ortega has been defeated. It’s a strategic defeat, one that’s clearly evident. But it’s a defeat that’s fundamentally occurring in the field of foreign diplomacy, due to Ortega’s own mistakes. Site-in front of the Central American University in Managua demanding the release of politial...

Ortega’s Assault on Independent Television

“The order of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (TELCOR) to broadcast the programming of the government’s Channel 6 on Channel 15, a relay channel of 100% Noticias, has the purpose to besiege and violate freedom of the press,” asserted Miguel Mora,...

Nicaraguans feel ‘safer’ in migrant caravan than back at home

TAPANATEPE, Mexico (AFP) – With the national flag of Nicaragua draped over his wheelchair, 14-year-old Axel Sebastian Palacios cuts a distinctive figure among the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants traveling in caravan across Mexico. Axel Sebastian Palacios is wheelchair-bound because a splinter in his shin...

Canada’s Air Transat Cancels Nicaragua

In a blow to Nicaragua’s tourism industry, fewer Canadians will be visiting following the decision by Canada’s tour travel operator Air Transat to cancel all flights to Nicaragua this coming winter. San Juan del Sur, a popular destination for Canadians visiting Nicaragua This decision was made...

Human rights group barred from entering Nicaragua

Human rights campaigners from the Center for Justice and International law (CEJIL)  – Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional – said immigration authorities blocked them from entering Nicaragua on Friday and forced them to return to Costa Rica. A three-member delegation from the...

New evidence incriminates Bishop Silvio Báez in coup and terrorist conspiracy

A new audio from Bishop Silvio Báez, a member of the Conferencia Episcopal de Nicaragua (Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua), confirms that he and other members of the Catholic hierarchy conspired and encouraged the social chaos to destabilize the people of Nicaragua, reports Nicaragua’s official...

An Abortion to Save a Life: Two Women and Their Struggle

Leslie Briceno was convinced that she was going to die. What she feared most wasn’t death itself, but the life that her eight-year-old son would have without her. She wept with frustration and impotence in her hospital bed, where there were dozens of doctors...

Almagro: “Cuban model” is exported to Nicaragua

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, assured that the Nicaraguan government adopted the “Cuban model of repression” and has used it during the last six months of the sociopolitical crisis, the same forms of state abuse that are...

Exiles tell their dramas

They fled. In six months of socio-political crisis in Nicaragua, more than 23,000 people have left the country because they believe their lives are in danger, after participating in anti-government protests. Many of the Nicaraguans who have taken refuge in Costa Rica entered that country...

What to Do and What to Expect After the Dictatorship

The formation of a Blue and White National Unity movement (Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco) with representation from the majority of the social and political sectors that actively oppose the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship, is a great historic event due to its broad political agreement without...

Public Employees in Nicaragua: “We’re Also Victims”

Carlos admits he’s on the wrong side, and he repeats this realization five times during our conversation. ”I know I’m on the wrong side: I know it, and my wife knows it. It makes me ashamed,” he states. Public workers are sent daily to th...

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...

Nicaraguan Universities Are Expelling Students for Protesting Ortega

Students from Nicaraguan state universities are denouncing that they are being expelled from their institutions, and then turned over to the police and accused of terrorism for participating in the protests against the dictatorial regime of Daniel Ortega. Under Ortega universities have lost their autonomy...

U.S. banks warned to watch for corrupt cash from Nicaragua

The U.S. has ratcheted up the pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega for its crackdown on political opponents, with the U.S. Treasury Department officials warning American banks to be wary of corrupt officials moving cash from embattled Nicaragua into the U.S. financial system. Anti-government...

Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests

First came the Immigration officers. Then the National Police officers. At about eleven o’clock on Monday morning, the Austrian-US documentary filmmaker, Carl David Goette-Luciak, was taken from his home in the Colonia Centroamerica neighborhood of Managua. The Ortega regime deported Austrian-US journalist and documentary filmmaker...

The Contrast of Two Of Nicaragua’s Most Prominent Ladies: Violeta and Rosario

Doña Violeta Chamorro is the antonym to Rosario Murillo. Doña Violeta worked to reconcile the country, worked for the peace of her people; Rosario, however, encourages war between the people. Violeta Chamorro (left) and Rosario Murillo (right) One was president. Chamorro fought along side Daniel Ortega...

Ortega Says Planned US Sanctions Will Bring Poverty To Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega criticized Saturday the draft sanctions that the United States Congress is discussing against his government saying such actions would bring poverty and economic troubles to his Nicaragua. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega waves to his supporters during a march in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday,...

At The UN in New York, Nicaraguans Protest Against Ortega

Despite that Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega did not attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, hundreds of Nicaraguans and other supporters demonstrated in front of the  UN headquarters of the United Nations the resignation of Ortega, whom...

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua

The U.S. Embassy Managua issued an advisory to Americans in Nicaragua in the face of continued demonstrations, primarily in the capital city of Managua. Though the alert was for the demonstrations on September 26, the Embassy recommends to avoid demonstrations and leave the area immediately...

Sexual Violence under the Ortega Regime

A month had passed since April 18 when the protests began, and we found ourselves thinking about what might happen if they arrested us. We’d never thought before about losing our freedom, much less that it could happen for exercising our right to inform. But...

‘They Tortured a U.S. Citizen’: Communist Repression Continues Against Students in Nicaragua

Marco Noel Novoa survived over a week of intense torture in a Nicaraguan prison, exacerbated by the communist regime knowing his status as a U.S. citizen and fearing he was working for the CIA. In remarks to Breitbart News this week, Novoa says the violence...

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...

Nicaragua’s Female Political Prisoners Suffer Inhumane Conditions

At the “La Esperanza” (Hope) prison in Tipitapa, 17 women are illegally detained. For them there is no sun light, nor phone calls from their relatives. They receive no medical attention and are considered by the prison wardens as “highly dangerous criminals.” Prison wardens treat...

What Ortega Has in Common with Other Dictators?

The history of dictators repeats itself. They repress and terrorize their population when they should protect and respect them, while at the same time hiding the terrible truth. And, as if that were not enough, they blame the victims themselves. Dictators, besides being repressive, are...

Nicaragua and the Trap of a Civil War

Daniel Ortega wants a civil war. Of all the possible scenarios to put an end to the tragedy that Nicaragua lives, it is the only one that can assure his permanence in power. In all the others, his leaving is certain. “Surely, the darkness of...

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