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At least 67 people have been arrested, says the opposition
The United Nations refugee agency says those seeking asylum in Costa Rica include 'students, former public officials, opposition figures, journalists, doctors, human rights defenders, and farmers'
A Canadian foreign ministry spokeswoman says: 'Our government is concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation and economic downturn in Nicaragua.'
The local Civic Alliance for Justice rights group says peace talks had so far failed to produce hoped for 'legitimate results'
The talks will resume on Thursday, the government and the opposition Civic Alliance coalition say
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega makes the announcement during an event commemorating the 85th anniversary of the death of guerrilla leader Augusto Sandino
Around 20,000 shops and businesses closed in a show of support to tortured, jailed protesters against President Daniel Ortega's government
The decision comes after the United Nations human rights mission published a report criticizing the persisting 'climate of fear' in the country
It is the steepest cut seen in the past 11 years that President Daniel Ortega has been in power
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) says the death toll since protests broke out on April 18 includes 21 police officers and 23 underage victims.
Protesters say they are determined to keep up demonstrations to force President Daniel Ortega's resignation, or at least to hold early elections
The allegation bolster reports that those perceived to back protest claims calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega were being persecuted by his government and sympathizers
The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights says 292 people have been killed in 3 months of protests and repression by police and paramilitaries using firearms
The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua says, despite 'the confrontational attitude of the government and slanderous language against the church,' it remains committed to dialogue
Ortega, a 72-year-old former guerrilla seen as increasingly autocratic, has taken a hardline stance in 3 months of street demonstrations demanding his departure
Daniel Ortega says the protesters, financed by the 'North American empire' and domestic business chiefs, had been conspiring to mount a coup d'etat against him
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to be intensifying the use of lethal force to quell dissent
A rights group says at least 10 people died on Sunday after pro-government forces launched an operation in the south to clear opposition barricades
The dead includes 6 civilians – among them two children – and 4 police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights
Opposition supporters claim the strike was 90 percent respected across the country while official media announced business as usual in several trade zones
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega breaks his silence on the proposal by the influential Catholic hierarchy to bring forward the elections scheduled for 2021 to March 2019
Protesters are demanding elections be brought forward, or the resignation of President Daniel Ortega, whom they accuse of establishing a dictatorship with his wife and vice president Rosario Murillo
'I'm here because I want to see my Nicaragua free, it hurts that children like me have died, but we must continue fighting to get this dictator out,' a 15-year-old student says at the Flowers March, which was done in honor of the youth killed during months of unrest
Thousands of people welcome several prominent bishops, who leads them through Masaya in procession behind a statue of Jesus
Opposition groups and Catholic bishops walk out of the discussions, accusing the government of failing to make good on a promise to invite international organizations to come to Nicaragua and help probe the violence
(UPDATED) Under the new agreement Managua would allow in the UN, the EU and urge the presence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate "all deaths and acts of violence, the identification of those responsible and a comprehensive plan for the victims so that effective justice is achieved"
Bursts of gun fire resound through the streets of Managua as television footage shows turbulent scenes of armed security forces on foot and in trucks chasing young men away from street barricades
Silvio Jose Baez, the auxiliary bishop of Managua, says President Daniel Ortega 'asked us for a period of reflection to give us an answer, which we asked he give us in writing'
More than 100 people have died in the violence sweeping Nicaragua since protests erupted on April 18 against President Daniel Ortega, the man who has dominated the Central American country's politics for 4 decades
(UPDATED) The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights says the latest killings occurred in the capital Managua and the cities of Esteli and Masaya, while incidents also took place in Leon
The Church-mediated dialogue involves representatives of university students who are leading the protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, as well as some from business groups and unions
Government and electoral officials describe the vote as a great exercise in democracy conducted in calm – despite the torching of one rural polling station
President Daniel Ortega the 70 year old former Marxist rebel is wildly popular for social programs and economic stability and security that has promoted vibrant growth
Opposition groups are calling the elections a farce after a court order replaced the head of a key party with an Ortega linked figure
Surveys indicate President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo are more than likely to emerge the winners of elections on Sunday November 6
It is urgent to restore peace and unite Brazil says interim president Michel Temer
Work on the 40 billion 278 kilometer 172 miles project to rival the Panama Canal is scheduled to begin late this year
Venezuela s top court cleared cancer stricken President Hugo Chavez Wednesday January 9 to indefinitely postpone his re inauguration but the opposition said it did not resolve the uncertainties facing the country