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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:...

Brazil Poll Shows Growing Rejection of Bolsonaro

The far-right government’s positive rating had already declined in Ibope’s four previous polls this year, falling from 35 percent in April. Its negative rating has risen from 27 percent in April. The approval rating of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is dropping steadily and its...

FARC Peace Deal a Smokescreen for Corruption

On Friday, 7th October 2016, we learned that after thirty-four years, a Colombian had won the second Nobel Prize in the country’s history. This time a less exciting and more political one because it is awarded by a committee delegated by the Norwegian Parliament. Former...

Pompeo: U.S. will maintain pressure on Ortega “until liberties are restored” in Nicaragua

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, highlighted on Monday the pressure exerted by the Trump administration on the administration of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, which has been the target of several sanctions for human rights violations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “The United States...

Colombia is number one in Latin America

When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ran the rule over Latin America last month, it decided it needed to be far less bullish about growth forecasts for all of the region’s biggest economies — except one. Colombia, the IMF said, was still on track to...

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...

Nicaraguan professionals seek safety in Costa Rica

Doctors, lawyers and professors are among professionals forced to flee their homeland for doing their jobs, applying for asylum in neighbouring Costa Rica when anti-government protests broke out in Nicaragua in 2018. Nicaragua lawyer and rights activist Braulio Abarca, 28, pictured at a church in...

Treasury set to expand sanctions for Ortega regime

The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will add regulations to strengthen previously imposed sanctions against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s regime. OFAC said in a Sept. 4 Federal Register notice that it will “supplement” its Nicaragua Sanctions Regulations with additional guidance, general...

Nicaraguan Army In Line With Ortega’s Version Of An Attempted Coup

The head of the Nicaraguan Army, General Julio César Avilés Castillo, for the first time made his position publicly clear, in line with the official discourse, he considers the civil protests an attempted coup against the Daniel Ortega. President Daniel Ortega described the speech of...

Colombia’s peace process under stress

Three years after negotiating a landmark peace agreement with the Colombian government, a top commander of the now defunct FARC guerrilla group has called for “a new stage in the armed struggle.” FARC commander Iván Márquez issued a return to armed struggle in a video...

Anti-imperialist march takes to the streets of Caracas

International delegates who are part of the meeting of the First International Meeting of Working Class in Venezuela joined in a massive march of the revolutionary forces in favor of national sovereignty and against the U.S. economic blockade took the streets of downtown Caracas,...

Nicaragua Confirms Agreement with South Korea

Nicaragua is the first Central American country to establish a date of entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, which is agreed for October 1, 2019. After it was announced on the night of August 2 that the National Assembly...

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Richer Than Pellas?

In 2006 Daniel Ortega declared before the Comptroller General that his total assets barely reached a little more than US$217,000 dollars, however, today after 11 years of office, he has two vehicles that twice exceed all his net worth at that time. Daniel Ortega (left)...

Iran’s Foreign Minister visits Nicaragua to join forces against US “economic terrorism”

At a time when the United States and Iran maintain a tense relationship for the nuclear arms race of the Persian state, Daniel Ortega’s regime strengthened its relationship with the Ayatollah government, receiving Monday that country’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad...

Costa Rica education minister resigns under fire

Costa Rica's education minister Edgar Mora Altamarino resigned his post following protests by students against policies including his support for gender-neutral bathrooms. "The difficult, convulsive and complex times, summon to compose harmony between thoughts and emotions, are not a good time for despair or even...

OAS will give Ortega a chance to negotiate a way out of the crisis

In one of the many curves that there is on the road that connects the municipality of Rionegro with the city of Medellín, a big billboard stands tall with little to do with Colombia. “In Nicaragua, crimes against humanity were committed. No more impunity.”...

Daniel Ortega using talks to buy time, retain power

A new report suggests Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is more interested in “buying time and staving off further sanctions” than in genuine reconciliation, despite the government’s recent release of all political prisoners held since Nicaragua’s April 2018 uprising. 11 June 2019, Nicaragua, Managua: Yubrank Suazo...

Is The Gran Canal de Nicaragua Dead In The Water?

TODAY NICARAGUA - Not a single ship. Not a single piece of work. Six years after 61 legislators loyal Daniel Ortega approved in the National Assembly the law of construction of the interoceanic canal or the Gran Canal de Nicaragua (GCN), Law 840, there...

Luis Guillermo Insists On His “Innocence”

Former president Luis Guillermo Solis (2014-2018), accused of having created a "hueco fisal', the crater of 900 billion colones in public finances, has turned to social networks to insist of his "innocence". Last week, by a majority (40 of 55), Legislators approved the report issued...

Huawei-Costa Rica “will continue to provide security updates” of its brand of smartphones

Are Huawei smartphones the most favorite brand in Costa Rica? But more important, will the hundreds of thousands of users of Huawei samrtphones in Costa Rica be affected by the recent ban in the United States? According to Centralamericadata.com, Huawei and Apple brands represent around...

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