Costa Rican students, journalist denounce police aggression after protest
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Costa Rican students, journalist denounce police aggression after protest

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2018

Over the course of 15 years as a journalist, Javier Córdoba says he has never experienced anything like the events of Wednesday evening. As he was reporting…

Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests
General strike
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General strike
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Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests

AFP and Tico Times - September 13, 2018

Violence broke out on the third day of tax-reform protests in Costa Rica. Protesters confronted police outside the Legislative Assembly in San José on Wednesday afternoon and…

Nicaraguan government cracks down on doctors, thousands hit the streets
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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…

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,…

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

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…

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…

Nicaragua: one and a half months of a deadly crisis
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua: one and a half months of a deadly crisis

AFP - May 31, 2018

Nicaragua has been rocked since April 18 by anti-government protests which have been severely repressed by the authorities, leaving nearly 100 dead and hundreds more wounded. The…