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Nicaragua: Doctors Fired for treating wounded protesters

Providing medical attention to protesters wounded in the city of Leon, is the reason for the dismissal of eleven doctors, nurses and technical staff of the Oscar Danilo Rosales teaching hospital, denounced the fired doctors. Residents of Leon protested this Friday for the dismissal of...

ANPDH: Deaths Reach 448 in Nicaragua, 97 In The Last 15 Days

Between July 10 and 25, the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) recorded 97 deaths nationwide and on Thursday said that 448 people died in the citizen protests that began on April 18, due to the repression and the confrontations that this unleashed. Repression. The...

What Nicaragua Should Learn About How to Topple a Tyrant

Nicaraguans have been trying to remove Daniel Ortega from power for more than three months. The Sandinista leader, on his third consecutive term, has more than 11 years so far, in the presidency and the economic situation, as well as the repression, is getting...

Daniel Ortega To TeleSUR TV: ‘The Coup Was Defeated’

In an exclusive interview with TeleSUR TV’s Patricia Villegas, in Managua, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said that the “coup was defeated” and that the country has experienced extreme violence over the past several months at the hands of the “extreme right” of Nicaragua and...

Ortega rejects blame for Nicaragua bloodshed

In rare interview, Nicaragua president Danile Ortega, uses TV appearance to blame crisis on ‘terrible lies’, dodging responsibility for a wave of bloodshed that is widely blamed on his government and reconfirmed his refusal to bow to protesters’ demands that he step down. “Our electoral...

Leon Student Massacre of 1959 Does Not Compare With The Orteguista “Barbarism”

The shocking student massacre of July 23, 1959 in León, was according to the survivor Vilma Núñez de Escorcia, one of the “most serious events committed by the Somoza dictatorship (Luis Somoza Debayle, son of Anastasio Somoza García) against a town, disarmed as now....

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...

Nicaragua Police Officers Desert and Hand Over Uniforms

Pistols, bullets, uniforms, and two medals of merit for their service during 13 years of police work, were among the items delivered to the Comisión Permanente de Derechos Humanos (CPDH) - Permanent Commission of Human Rights - by two police officials, because they no...

The Netherlands and Luxembourg suspend cooperation

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the first two governments that officially suspend cooperation projects in Nicaragua, after last Wednesday the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a resolution condemning the repression of the Nicaraguan population. The two countries announced...

US Ambassador before the UN: “There have been more innocent people killed by Ortega in Nicaragua than by Maduro in Venezuela”

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday that in Nicaragua “there have been more innocent people murdered by (Daniel) Ortega than by (Nicolás) Maduro in Venezuela” in relation to the crisis that It crosses the Central American...

OAS Seeks A Sentence for Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo

A few hours before this Wednesday’s fourth session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington,  which will discuss the bloody sociopolitical crisis in Nicaragua, at least thirteen countries of the hemisphere are promoting a resolution of condemnation against...

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...

International Alarm For Repression And Violence in Nicaragua

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that groups linked to Nicaragua’s government were using “unacceptable” lethal force against citizens, and urged an end to the violence that has claimed over 300 lives in almost three months of protests. Anti-government activists hold a demonstration in...

Nicaraguans fear return to civil war past

When still just 16, Alvaro Gomez fought with revolutionary forces against a US-backed dictatorship during the Nicaraguan civil war. Alvaro Gomez lost a leg fighting for Sandinista revolutionaries against the Somoza dictatorship. INTI OCON, AFP He lost comrades and a leg after he was hit by...

Nicaragua protests claim another 10 lives: rights group

Nicaraguan police and paramilitary groups loyal to President Daniel Ortega killed at least 10 people on Sunday, a human rights association said, as the death toll from violent clashes in the country continues to rise. An anti-government protester takes part in a caravan of car...

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...

Land Grabs In Nicaragua Unstoppable!

Twenty-five properties, between 5 and 1,500 manzanas (hectares), have been invaded by “tomatierras” – land grabbers –  in the context of the sociopolitical crisis that the country has been experiencing since April 18, according to the Union of Unión de Productores Agropecuarios de Nicaragua...

Snipers Hunting Down Citizens in Nicaragua, Former Army Major Says

A sniper with a Dragunov sniper rifle, in a range of eight hundred meters away, can point directly at a person leading a march. From atop a building, from a privileged position, without someone interrupting throwing stones or mortars at him, the armed man...

Mobs Attack Priests at Nicaragua Church Siege

The bishops of Nicaragua lived on Monday in Diriamba what Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes himself described as “something never before seen in the country.” The bishops arrived in the city with the intention of freeing a group of people who were inside the San Sebastián Basilica,...

Editorial: Daniel Ortega, the Butcher of Nicaragua

(Panam Post) One of the latest victims of the repression of the Ortega regime, was a child just over a year old. Renowned Cuban journalist and writer Carlos Alberto Montaner opined: “The murder of a 14-month-old baby was the straw that broke the camel’s...

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...

U.S. Orders Non-emergency Personnel To Leave Nicaragua

The United States on Friday ordered all of its non-emergency personnel to leave Nicaragua and advised travelers to reconsider going to the country amid a wave of anti-government protests and violence. A State Department travel advisory that was updated Friday said U.S. government personnel in...

Ortega’s Brother Urges Early Elections To Avoid More Bloodshed

(AP) — The brother of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, and former chief of the Army until 1994, retired general Humberto Ortega, in a letter released Wednesday urged his brother to move up elections to avoid more bloodshed. Humberto Ortega published a letter sent to the...

Nicaraguan Elderly Ready to Die in the Fight Against Daniel Ortega

MANAGUA – Marta Uceda, Manuel Mendo, Auxiliadora Cuellar – all Nicaraguans with one thing in common. They are grandparents ready to give their lives in the battle of the people against the government, in exchange for a better future for the youth of Nicaragua...

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...

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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...

In Leon, Barricades Are Not Enough, Residents Dig Ditches On Public Roads For Safety Measures

After the government’s decision to destroy the barricades in León, the citizens decided on Tuesday to build ditches (zanjas in Spanish) on the public roads of the neighborhoods Laborío, Zaragoza and Sutiaba, as a means of protection against the stalking of the so-called “trucks...

The Repression Has Increased: Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Rising Death Toll

(AFP) Nicaraguan human rights groups expressed renewed concern Tuesday over a rising death toll from months of protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. Anti-government protesters clash with riot police and members of the Sandinista youth, in Masaya, Nicaragua on June 21, 2018. /...

“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,...

Nicaragua Calls OAS Report Biased, ‘Fake News’

Nicaragua’s foreign minister said on Friday that a report by the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) about deadly political crisis in the country was slanted against the government. A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon as clashes between anti-government protesters and police continue in...

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