Category: Central America

El Salvador’s Murdered Ex-Archbishop is Canonized

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – At 2 a.m. local time last Sunday, while gang-related killings continued throughout the country, El Salvador’s murdered former Archbishop Oscar Romero was canonized. It may have […] Read More >

Nicaragua poised to clash with US at UN General Assembly

The United States put the roiling domestic unrest in Nicaragua on the UN Security Council’s agenda this month, only days after the country expelled a UN human rights mission sent […] Read More >

Berta Cáceres murder trial to begin

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Starting today, the alleged murderers of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres will stand trial in Tegucigalpa, bringing some justice to one of the most notorious killings […] Read More >

UN report accuses Nicaraguan government of repression and grave abuses

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report yesterday accusing Nicaraguan authorities and allied paramilitary groups of killing, torturing, […] Read More >

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 >