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Nicaragua to renew electoral tribunal, amid claims for impartiality

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan Legislative Assembly, controlled by the ruling party, is preparing to renew the electoral tribunal, amid requests from civil society to guarantee the transparency of the general elections on November 7, where President Daniel Ortega is expected to seek a...

“Nicaragua is not a Republic, it is a 16th century monarchy”

TODAY NICARAGUA – If he wins the presidency of Nicaragua, the first international trip that presidential candidate Arturo Cruz would make would be to Costa Rica. The INCAE Nicaragua professor since 1994 and a former Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States, fears that the Daniel...

Daniel Ortega Fears the Emigrant Vote

TODAY NICARAGUA  – There are less than ten months to go to the 2021 general elections in Nicaragua, although they still haven’t been formally convened. For Nicaraguans living outside the country, political analyst Manuel Orozco warns, there’s no assurance they’ll be included. Sandinista Front won’t...

Drug Trafficking, Politics and Power: The Age of Drug Lords

How a new generation of global drug lords emerged at the end of the 1970s, in want of both money and power,  changed the face of politics as their influence and control expanded. Drug lords, wealth and power – episode two of this three-part series...

Daniel Ortega Eliminates Competition in 2021 Elections

TODAY NICARAGUA – On Friday, December 18, Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega sent a new “urgent” bill to the National Assembly. Called “defense of the people’s right to independence, sovereignty and self-determination for peace”, it prohibited the inscription of candidates that the regime considers “coup...

There are no winners in the Venezuela election

TODAY VENEZUELA (Opinion) December 6 will go down in Venezuelan history as a somber day of defeat. The parliamentary elections held by the authoritarian head of state, Nicolas Maduro, are a disgrace for the South American country, run down over the course of decades...

Ortega no longer has fresh petrodollars from Venezuela. And now what?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Much has been said about Venezuelan cooperation, except that it is over. The external cooperation report of the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) that during 2019 and the first half of 2020 shows zero transactions with what was once one of...

“Gag Law” approved by Ortega will enter into force in 60 days

TODAY NICARAGUA – The 70 votes of the ruling Frente Sandinista (Sandinista Front) in the National Assembly approved, without opposition, the Special Law on Cybercrimes, known as the “Ley Mordaza” (Gag Law), which aims to regulate content on the internet and silence the critical...

Costa Rica is NOT a poor country… it is a country impoverished

QCOSTARICA - Pilar Cisneros, a renowned journalist, who was the face of television news in Costa Rica for many years until 2013, some calling her "the iron lady of Costa Rica", spoke out on the current situation facing the country. Now, an independent journalist, Pilar...

Tax hike an uphill race for government to negotiate with the IMF

(QCOSTARICA) A varied and wide outbreak of criticism and manifestations of discontent arose almost simultaneously with the presentation of the proposal prepared by the Government to start negotiations for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the authorities consider critical to stabilizing...

It’s Now “Official” Costa Rica’s Pain In The Arse, Eden Pastora, Has Died

(TODAY NICARAGUA) There is really no end as to how far the dictator Daniel Ortega will go to deny over and over that Nicaragua does not have a pandemic on its hands, that all is under control, there is no community contagion and that...

Sandinistas Kill Protesters in Nicaragua and Now “Protest” in United States

More than 500 demonstrators were killed for protesting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Despite repression by the regime, Sandinista leaders marched in the streets of Miami, United States, allegedly against police abuse and racial profiling. Sandinistas kill protesters in Nicaragua and claim to support them...

Daniel Ortega’s negligence spreads the covid-19 in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Gregorio could not say goodbye to his father. When he found out that he was dead, men uniformed from head to toe in a white waterproof jumpsuit and face masks were already burying him in the northern cemetery of the city of...

Daniel Ortega’s wife lashes out against Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Without saying the name, Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua's vice-president and wife of the dictator Daniel Ortega, lashed out against Costa Rica. Speaking in the official media on Tuesday, Murillo said: "This situation is taking place in Central America, where thousands of families depend on the...

Militarized Mexico is Starting to Look Like Venezuela

(Panampost.com) On Friday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed an agreement that “extraordinarily” hands over the country’s public security tasks to the Armed Forces. It is the militarization of the State, de facto and de jure: while the López Obrador government has assigned public...

Nicaragua releases 2,800 prisoners to house arrest to contain virus

Managua (AFP) Nicaragua released more than 2,800 prisoners to house arrest on Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates said there were no political prisoners among them. Nicaragua has reported only 25 coronavirus cases and 8 deaths, but civil society groups...

Dictator Daniel Ortega reappears without any plan to face the Covid-19 pandemic

After 34 days of being absent from public and sparking speculation about his health, even rumors of his death, and his administration’s handling of the new coronavirus, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reappeared on Wednesday in public and assured that the country is fighting “patiently”...

Daniel Ortega bests his record of absences in office: 30 days

Daniel Ortega has broken his own record of absences in office. After 30 days without any public appearance, the President of Nicaragua passing his longest absent period in the last two years. The absence of Ortega for more than four weeks, while his counterparts in...

Lucía Pineda assures that “Daniel Ortega will soon come out of his eternal quarantine”

100% Noticias journalist Lucía Pineda tweeted Monday morning that President Daniel Ortega will be released from his eternal quarantine at any time, after the president’s 24-day absence from public amid the covid-19 pandemic. Pineda assures that Ortega has the habit of “disappearing” in what she...

Nicolas Maduro slammed Donald Trump as a “racist cowboy”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called his US counterpart Donald Trump “a miserable” after Washington accused him of “narcoterrorism” and offered a reward for his arrest. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refuted the US accusations, calling Donald Trump “a miserabla” and “acts not only as a...

NO Emergency Over Coronavirus In Nicaragua; ALL Tourists Welcome, Even From Countries With Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

While most of the world is in a pandemic over the coronavirus covid-19, in Nicaragua there is no “Emergency” and all visitors, even from countries with confirmed cases of covid-19 will have no restrictions for moving around in Nicaragua Fascade of the Fernando Velez Pais...

Venezuela suspends flights from Europe and Colombia

Nervousness about the spread of the coronavirus covid-19 deepens its footprint in Latin America. This Thursday, Venezuela announced the suspension for a month of all flights from Europe and Colombia. Venezuela has suspended the arrival of flights from Europe, Colombia, Iran, Japan, South Korea and...

Colombian President Meeting with Donald Trump

Colombian President Iván Duque met with U.S. president Trump n the Oval Office at the White House on Monday. In brief remarks, the two leaders reaffirmed the relationship between the countries and talked about humanitarian issues in Venezuela. Colombia and the United States have been...

Ortega government lifts blockade against La Prensa

The government of Daniel Ortega earlier this month lifted the blockade of paper and ink, which has held illegally in the warehouses of the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) for more than a year, that was preventing Nicaragua’s oldest and most renowned newspaper, La...

Italy Deported Laureano Ortega; In Spain He Is Called “Asesino” by Protesters

The Government of Italy declared Laureano Ortega, son of President Daniel Ortega, a persona non grata, and therefore did not allow him to enter the country, where he would have attended an opera concert. Nicaraguan protesters in Madrid against Laureano Ortega, representative of the Nicaraguan...

Biden Family Scandal spreads to Costa Rica

Joe Biden’s family’s domestic and international and business dealings are linked to the former vice president’s political influence, explained Peter Schweizer, author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, president of the Government Accountability Institute, and senior contributor at Breitbart News. “Everything...

Guaidó meets Pompeo, condemns Venezuela for links to terrorism

Bogota, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried Monday to buoy international support for his flagging movement. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Vice...

Protests to intensify this year, Colombia union leader says

(Reuters) – Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said. Marchers in Colombia held mass demonstrations in November and December last year to demand a varied laundry list of...

Nicaragua’s opposition unites against Ortega administration

(AP) – Nicaragua’s two main opposition groups announced the formation of a coalition Friday aimed at winning the 2021 elections and ending President Daniel Ortega’s rule. Representatives of the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy and Blue and White National Unity said they hope to...

Nicaraguan Migrants Travel South After Northern Neighbors Tighten Borders

The ongoing socio-political crisis in Nicaragua has caused large numbers of Nicaraguans to migrate to neighboring nations in Latin America. Similar to Costa Rica, Panama is facing numerous issues related to the influx of Nicaraguan migrants. Photo UN Migration According to Panamanian Director of the National...

Venezuela opposition denounces ‘parliamentary coup’

Venezuela’s government on Sunday announced that a dissident opposition politician and rival to Juan Guaido had been named the new head of congress, a move opposition leaders have denounced as a “parliamentary coup.” Guaido unsuccessfully tried to enter the legislative palace by leaping over a fence Troops with...

Maduro survives 2019

The Trump administration and the Venezuela opposition believed — insisted, in fact — that 2019 would be the year President Nicolás Maduro would fall. Maduro on the balcony of the Miraflores Palace on the day Guaidó declared himself president. Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images The big picture:...

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