Category: Nicaragua

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 >

Nicaragua cancels social security changes after deadly protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: President Daniel Ortega canceled an unpopular social security proposal in Nicaragua yesterday following five days of violent protests that left more than 20 people dead, […] Read More >

In Nicaragua, the Campaign Trail is Replete With Memories of Revolution

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — On Friday, supporters of Nicaragua’s ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional gathered in Managua to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the repliegue táctico a Masaya (“tactical retreat […] Read More >

Cuba Blames U.S. Policy for Migrant Surge

Top Story — Cuban officials have blamed U.S. policy for the recent surge in migration from the island to the United States, which has created a border crisis in Central […] Read More >

Nicaragua Closes Border to Cuban Migrants Moving North to United States

Top Story — Nicaragua shut down its border with Costa Rica on Sunday to keep more than 1,000 Cubans from entering the country. The move by Nicaraguan authorities is a direct […] Read More >

In Nicaragua, A Conflict Over Mining Near the World’s Second-Largest Rainforest

RANCHO GRANDE, Nicaragua — Father Pablo Espinosa looks down pensively, taking his time to think as he speaks. “In the history of Nicaragua there is not one town that has […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Protesters March Against Canal Project

Top Story — Thousands marched through the Nicaraguan capital of Managua on Wednesday to protest the construction of a transoceanic canal, two weeks ahead of the project’s start-date. The demonstrators […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Linked to Facundo Cabral Murder Found Guilty

Top Story — Nicaraguan music promoter Henry Fariñas was found guilty of money laundering and drug trafficking by a judge on Thursday. Fariñas was the alleged target of the attack that killed Argentine […] Read More >

Nicaragua’s Ortega Sworn In For Third Term As President

Today in Latin America Top Story — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was sworn in Tuesday to his third five-year term as the Central American nation’s president amid calls that the […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Electoral Council Gives OK To Daniel Ortega Candidacy

Today in Latin America Top Story — Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council decided Tuesday to formally allow President Daniel Ortega to run for reelection, the Associated Press reports. Opposition politician María […] Read More >