Facing terrorism charges and death threats, thousands of Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica
Latin America
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Latin America
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Facing terrorism charges and death threats, thousands of Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica

AFP / Marco Sibaja - August 12, 2018

RÍO SAN JUAN, Nicaragua—On a rainy morning in Nicaragua's south, two men step out of the jungle and into a boat that will transport them a short…

Álvaro Conrado, the young martyr of Nicaragua’s protests
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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Álvaro Conrado, the young martyr of Nicaragua’s protests

Keyling T. Romero / La Prensa - August 10, 2018

In the back of an unknown vehicle, Álvaro Conrado, 15, asked the people around him not to let him go to sleep, because if he did, he…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

It’s been 100 days since Nicaragua’s heroic uprising started
protests
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protests
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It’s been 100 days since Nicaragua’s heroic uprising started

Elizabeth Romero and Martha Vásquez Larios / La Prensa - July 26, 2018

An average of three Nicaraguans have been killed every day due to government oppression since the peaceful resistance started 100 days ago. The numbers vary depending on…