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…

Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage
LGBTQ Community
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LGBTQ Community
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Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Four former presidents, former Supreme Court justices, and other political figures signed a declaration against discrimination and in favor of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica on Friday.…

Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

AFP / Alexander Martinez - August 4, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went…

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…

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…

More than 40 doctors fired from hospital in Leon
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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More than 40 doctors fired from hospital in Leon

Eddy López Hernández / La Prensa - July 27, 2018

Authorities from the Oscar Danilo Rosales Argüello Teaching Hospital (HEODRA) in Leon arbitrarily fired around 40 doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other workers this Friday. Fired employees…

Nicaraguan student leaders meet with former President Oscar Arias
19th of April Student Movement
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19th of April Student Movement
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Nicaraguan student leaders meet with former President Oscar Arias

Alexander Villegas - July 27, 2018

Four student leaders from the 19th of April Student Movement in Nicaragua met with former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias on Tuesday. The students,…

The Tico Times partners with La Prensa to bring more coverage from Nicaragua
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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The Tico Times partners with La Prensa to bring more coverage from Nicaragua

Alexander Villegas - July 25, 2018

Information is another weapon in Nicaragua. It’s not the lack of it that’s dangerous, it’s the manipulation. The violence and unrest in Nicaragua is easy to see,…

US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest

AFP - July 24, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The United States on Tuesday warned Nicaragua to halt violence against opposition groups as at least four more people were killed in unrest that…

Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold

AFP / Marc Burleigh and Blanca Morel - July 18, 2018

Forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega asserted control over a key opposition stronghold on Wednesday after a long battle that has sharpened international condemnation and alarm over…