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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2018 1:57 pm
Daniel Ortega said there is no sense in holding early elections as the opposition would not accept an unfavourable result.
July 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Ortega won re-election in late 2016 with 72 per cent of the vote, but a poll in May by CID Gallup showed his approval ratings had fallen to 29 per cent.
July 19, 2018 11:04 am
The Nicaraguan Pro-Human Rights Association had tallied 351 deaths between April 19 and July 10. The government says more than 200 people have been killed since the unrest began.
July 19, 2018 10:58 am
At least 275 people have died since unrest broke out in April, according to the Nicaraguan rights group CENIDH, when President Daniel Ortega attempted to trim pension benefits.
July 14, 2018 10:28 am
Nicaragua has been convulsed by unrest since April when its leftist president proposed reducing pension benefits to cover a social security shortfall.
June 24, 2018 7:30 am
The attacks began Friday evening, hours after the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights presented a report signaling the Nicaraguan government as having violated human rights during the protests, which started in mid-April
June 16, 2018 9:49 am
Ortega, the leader of the Sandinista rebel movement in the 1980s, quickly abandoned the planned spending cuts. But the subsequent violent crackdown on protesters fueled nationwide demonstrations against him.