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Maskless Ortega receives the Torch of Independence and raises Nicaragua flag

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Amid a strong police deployment, riot police and private security, dictator Daniel Ortega received this Saturday the flame of the “Torch of freedom and fraternity”, which runs through Central American countries, on the occasion of the 199th anniversary of the Independence of...

Covid-19 cases went from 25 to 254 in one week in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) In a single week, the number of confirmed cases of the covid-19 in Nicaragua went from 25 to 254, while the official deaths rose from 8 to 17, as reported by the Minister of Health, Martha Reyes, this Tuesday, May 19. “During the...

“This is just the beginning”: Anonymous begins attack on Nicaragua institutions

Anonymous announced it has started the massive cyberattack against the Daniel Ortega regime, “taking” the sites of the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN), the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) as well as those of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur)...

The mystery of sudden deaths on the streets of Nicaragua

The alarm started on April 7, when a 55-year-old man died of a heart attack while sleeping in a section of the Roberto Huembes market. That afternoon, Forensics workers arrived by Don Pepe’s body wearing white protective suits that covered them from head to...

Fights resume in Nicaragua because ‘boxers have to eat’

(AP) — With the world pretty much devoid of sports events because of the coronavirus pandemic, boxing resumed in Nicaragua on Saturday night with a televised eight-fight card in front of a live, though sparse audience in Managua. Fans keep social distance as a preventive...

Feeling Worried In Costa Rica, While In Nicaragua …

Rico's Digest - I dare say that Nicaragua could become the New York or Italy in Central America, and not in the good way. The country to the north is in chaos, it's people have been abandoned by its leader, Daniel Ortega, who has not...

US Embassy prohibits its officials and temporary visitors from leaving Managua for 72 hours

The United StatesEmbassy in Managua issued on Thursday, March 5, an alert prohibiting embassy workers and temporary visitors in the country from leaving their residences or hotels for the next 72 hours: otherwise, they will need a special permit, as reported by the United...

Nik Wallenda Walks Tightrope Over Nicaragua’s Masaya Volcano (Photos)

In his most daring feat yet, Nik Wallenda, on Wednesday night walked high above the lava pool of the Masaya Volcano, one of the most volatile and dangerous volcanoes in the world, located in the heart of Nicaragua. The day before, in an interview with...

Nicaragua police clash with protesters

The four express pickets that took place last Saturday in Managua, despite the immense police and paramilitary deployment, represent the only form of pressure that Nicaraguans have to fight for “the rights confiscated” by the Ortega dictatorship, according to Juan Sebastián Chamorro , executive...

Saprissa Femenino qualifies for Uncaf semifinals

The Saprissa Femenino (women's soccer team) advanced as the first of the group in the semifinals of the Uncaf Interclub Tournament, FIFA Forward 2019, defeating Thursday 2-1 the UNAN of Nicaragua. The team will face Guatemala's UNIFUT on Saturday, at 7:00 pm, at the National...

Saprissa Women’s Team Will Have To Travel By Bus To Nicaragua

Though the coach of the Saprissa's women soccer (Fútbol Femenino) team is playing down the situation, it has to hurt, for when the men's team travels they do so by air, while the women's team will be traveling to the Torneo Interclubes Uncaf next,...

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...

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