Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for ‘peace’
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for ‘peace’

Maria Isabel Sanchez/AFP - July 14, 2018

Nicaraguan forces on Friday attacked a university in Managua and a neighborhood in opposition bastion Masaya, killing two in the latest violence to convulse the Central American…

At least 14 dead after raid by pro-government forces in southwest Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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At least 14 dead after raid by pro-government forces in southwest Nicaragua

AFP - July 9, 2018

At least 14 people are dead after government and paramilitary forces clashed with protesters in southwest Nicaragua, according to a human rights group. The clash, which came…

The dark side of Nicaragua
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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The dark side of Nicaragua

Álvaro Murillo - July 5, 2018

On November 2016 I published a piece at Semanario Universidad entitled “Nicaragua, at the border of dictatorship” and I remember that many friends, contacts and readers criticized…

One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua

AFP - July 4, 2018

Anti-government activists hold a demonstration in Managua, Nicaragua, on July 3, 2018, demanding justice for those killed in recent protests, and the immediate resignation of Nicaraguan President…

Army’s role under the spotlight in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Army’s role under the spotlight in Nicaragua

María Isabel Sánchez / AFP - June 29, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The presence of armed and hooded paramilitaries on the streets of Nicaragua has sparked calls for the army to intervene to end two months…

In Nicaragua 2018, living is resisting
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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In Nicaragua 2018, living is resisting

Ethelvina Sánchez - June 27, 2018

Nicaraguans celebrate Father's Day each June 23: a date that's also the anniversary of the birth of Carlos Fonseca Amador, one of the founders of the Sandinista…

Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group

AFP - June 25, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – At least eight people including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group. Seven…

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…

Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens

AFP - June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan descent protested once more in San José, Costa Rica, against the regime of President Daniel Ortega, Costa Rican…