Category: Central America

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 >

Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala erupts again creating panic but no new victims

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Volcán de Fuego erupted again yesterday afternoon: strong explosions threw ash more than 16,000 feet above sea level and moderate flows of lava spilled down […] 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 >

U.S. announces the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS-U.S.: The Trump Administration announced on Friday the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans in the United States, thereby requiring an estimated 57,000 people to either […] Read More >

May Day marches in Honduras turn violent

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS:  About 20,000 people, including ousted president Manuel Zelaya, marched in capital city of Tegucigalpa on May Day. The protests turned violent and anti-riot police used tear […] 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 >