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Friday, August 19, 2022



Explained: Tension between Nicaragua and the Catholic Church

August 16, 2022 12:44 pm

Nicaragua is predominantly Catholic, and the church was close to the Somozas from the 1930s until the 1970s, when it distanced itself from politics after many abuses were attributed to the dictatorship.

US unlikely to invite Cuba, Nicaragua or Venezuela to summit

April 28, 2022 1:07 pm

The summit, to take place in Los Angeles in early June, will focus on defending democracy and human rights in the Western Hemisphere as well as addressing irregular migration, climate change and efforts to ensure equitable growth.

China opens embassy in Nicaragua for 1st time since 1990

January 01, 2022 8:40 am

China has been poaching Taiwan's diplomatic allies over the past few years, reducing the number of countries that recognise the democratic island as a sovereign nation.

Explained: Why did China woo away Nicaragua from Taiwan?

December 12, 2021 3:13 pm

Nicaragua has severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and will now officially recognise only China. What's behind the decision to switch ties? What incentives did China provide?

With top opponents jailed, Ortega poised to prevail in Nicaragua election

November 08, 2021 2:27 pm

US President Joe Biden in a statement on Sunday, called for the Ortega-Murillo government to take immediate steps to restore democracy and to immediately release the detained opposition figures.

‘Everyone is on the list’: fear grips Nicaragua as it veers to dictatorship

September 06, 2021 2:56 pm

Government critics say the unpredictability and speed of the wave of arrests have turned Nicaragua into a more repressive state than it was during the early years of the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza.

Nicaragua police detain government opponent

June 03, 2021 7:51 am

A court also granted a request from prosecutors to bar Chamorro from running in the Nov. 7 elections or holding public office, citing the charges against her.

Nicaragua opposition says open to resuming talks on standoff

July 06, 2019 10:38 am

Nicaragua's political opposition says it is willing to resume dialogue with President Daniel Ortega's government over resolving the country's political standoff.

US warns Nicaragua is following path of Syria and Venezuela

September 06, 2018 2:24 pm

A report released last Wednesday by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on four months of unrest in the country described government repression that stretched from the streets to courtrooms, where some protesters face terrorism charges.

Nicaragua to expel United Nations team after critical report

September 01, 2018 1:51 pm

Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the UN's human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he and his team would leave the country Saturday.