Category: Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, massive but peaceful opposing marches marches took to the streets on Saturday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: Massive simultaneous marches of supporters and opponents of President Daniel Ortega took to the streets of Managua on Saturday peacefully. The opposition march in […] Read More >

Nicaraguan government takes back rebel city of Masaya by force

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: Ahead of the celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on Thursday, the government of current president and former Sandinista leader Daniel […] Read More >

Turmoil continues in Nicaragua, up to 12 died over the weekend

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: After a day of national strike, police forces tried to vacate the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua which has been occupied by students during […] Read More >

Nicaragua government opens blocked roads but leaves 14 dead after day of confrontations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Pro-government forces made up of police and paramilitary militias raided the areas of Diriamba and Jinotepe, 13 miles from the opposition bastion of Masaya, as a […] Read More >

Five more deaths in Nicaragua as the government takes Masaya by storm

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Between three and five people died when government forces and pro-government militias attempted yesterday  to take back the city of Masaya, which had declared itself […] Read More >

National strike paralyzes Nicaragua ahead of new round of talks

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: A 24-hour national strike that began Thursday at midnight and ended last night paralyzed the streets of Nicaragua. It was organized by the opposition “Civic […] Read More >

Nicaraguan government and opposition blame each other for continuation of violence

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: At least five people died and 12 were injured in Nicaragua yesterday during the ongoing confrontations. Civil organizations reported the police conducted raids to […] Read More >

Nicaraguan bishops attempt to restart mediation between government and protesters

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Yesterday, the  Episcopal Conference of Catholic bishops met with President Daniel Ortega to restart talks aimed at finding a way to put an end to antigovernment  […] Read More >

Death toll of Nicaraguan protests rises to 110 after six weeks of turmoil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: More than 110 people have been killed during six weeks of protests in Nicaragua. Opposition to a legislation aimed to cut pensions initially sparked the outrage, and […] Read More >

63 dead in Nicaraguan protests, 15 disappeared: Rights group

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: An independent human rights group claimed yesterday that security forces killed 63 people during nationwide protests that started last week. According to the Permanent Commission […] Read More >