Nicaraguan government blames opposition for 197 protest deaths
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaraguan government blames opposition for 197 protest deaths

AFP - August 8, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The Nicaraguan government on Tuesday accused the opposition of "coup-driven terrorism" and blamed it for 197 deaths that have occurred in nearly four months of…

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Latin America
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Latin America
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Listen to our new podcast: The Tico Times Dispatch

Alexander Villegas - August 8, 2018

In 2012 The Tico Times closed its doors after 56 years of publication. The global financial crisis combined with paper’s struggle to adapt to the online landscape…

Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats

AFP - August 6, 2018

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) said Sunday it is closing its offices following "alarming" threats to its staff over its high-profile reporting on the violent…

Nicaraguan government cracks down on doctors, thousands hit the streets
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan government cracks down on doctors, thousands hit the streets

AFP - August 4, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua—Thousands marched Saturday against President Daniel Ortega's government and his crackdown against doctors who treated injured protestors that Ortega calls terrorists. The demonstrators chanted "No more…

Three brothers jailed in Jinotepe for supporting protests with music
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Three brothers jailed in Jinotepe for supporting protests with music

Mynor García / La Prensa - August 3, 2018

The Esteban brothers, from Jinotepe, Nicaragua, were celebrating an aunt’s birthday at their maternal grandmother’s house on July 10 and slept there that night. The next day, a…

Life after the brutal attack in Monimbó
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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Life after the brutal attack in Monimbó

Cinthya Tórrez García / La Prensa - July 31, 2018

It was dawn on July 17, 2018, two days before the 39th anniversary of the Nicaraguan revolution, when armed and hooded paramilitary forces, under police protection, attacked…

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN
Latin America
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Latin America
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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN

AFP - July 31, 2018

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nearly 23,000 people fleeing turmoil in Nicaragua have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, as it announced a…

Nicaragua’s Ortega defends parapolice violence as US steps up warning
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaragua’s Ortega defends parapolice violence as US steps up warning

Marc Burleigh / AFP - July 30, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua's veteran leader Daniel Ortega defended brutal actions by his forces against anti-government protesters Monday, as the United States warned he and his wife…

Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks

Julia Rios / AFP - July 29, 2018

Thousands of Nicaraguans marched through their capital on Saturday in a show of support for the country's bishops whom President Daniel Ortega has accused of aiding an…

“Comandante Macha,” the young woman with cancer fighting from the barricades in Jinotepe
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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“Comandante Macha,” the young woman with cancer fighting from the barricades in Jinotepe

Mynor García / La Prensa - July 28, 2018

With a homemade mortar on her shoulder, a blue-and-white flag as a cape, and a gas mask to protect her from tear gas, Nahomy Urbina, 21, fights…