Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters

Maggy Donaldson / AFP - June 18, 2018

For days, María Magdalena Saldana has hooked a gold chain encircling her waist to the gate bulwarking one of Nicaragua's most notorious prisons. And she vows to…

At school-turned-command post, Nicaraguan students defy Ortega’s ‘law of the jungle’
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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At school-turned-command post, Nicaraguan students defy Ortega’s ‘law of the jungle’

Maggy Donaldson / AFP - June 14, 2018

The day M.M. traded his books for mortars and joined the masses in protesting against Nicaragua's president, he knew he would have to leave home. "If I go…

Nicaraguan crisis leaves vital street market with economic bruises
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaraguan crisis leaves vital street market with economic bruises

Maggy Donaldson / AFP - June 11, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – In taking over his family's shoe business in Nicaragua's largest market, vendor José Miguel Gutiérrez thought he was set for life. However, as his country…

U.S. government restricts visas for Nicaragua officials over unrest
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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U.S. government restricts visas for Nicaragua officials over unrest

AFP - June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC –The United States on Thursday imposed visa restrictions on Nicaraguan police and other officials linked to violence in the country that has left more than 134…

OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators

AFP - June 2, 2018

The head of the Organization of American States condemned killings in Nicaragua by "repressive forces and the armed forces," and called on the government President Daniel Ortega to stop…

Nicaraguan death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaraguan death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain

Julia Ríos / AFP - June 1, 2018

The death toll from weeks of violent unrest in Nicaragua rose to 100 Thursday as embattled President Daniel Ortega rejected calls to step down and the Catholic Church, which has…

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising

Alexander Villegas - May 25, 2018

We all heard it. University students and protesters across Nicaragua stood up against the country’s increasingly authoritarian president, Daniel Ortega, and the world stopped to listen. Since…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
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Human rights
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Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round of its recent presidential campaign, a new…

PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica on protests in their home country
Expats
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Expats
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PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica on protests in their home country

The Tico Times and Vecinos Activos - April 28, 2018

La Carpio, on the western outskirts of San José, is the largest binational community in Central America. Its Nicaraguan population makes up 50.2 percent of the shantytown's…

Sandinista stronghold calls for Nicaraguan leader to end repression
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Sandinista stronghold calls for Nicaraguan leader to end repression

Blanca Morel / AFP - April 25, 2018

León, a northern city that is a bastion of support for Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party, wants President Daniel Ortega to put an end to repression and authoritarianism. It's…