Nicaragua politics - updates

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Nicaragua sharply cuts budget because of unrest

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:07 AM

It is the steepest cut seen in the past 11 years that President Daniel Ortega has been in power

UNREST. In this file photo, an anti-government demonstrator waves a flag while taking part in a protest in Managua, Nicaragua on June 17, 2018. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Nicaragua's Ortega refuses protest demands to step down

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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

STRONGMAN. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice president Rosario Murillo wave during the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at 'La Fe' square in Managua on July 19, 2018. File photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Nicaragua unrest mounts as gov't-opposition talks resume

Jun 26, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops say delegates from both sides are evaluating a proposal to organize new elections for March 2019 rather than at the end of 2021 as scheduled

IN PROTEST. In this file photo, an anti-government demonstrator waves a flag while taking part in a protest in Managua, Nicaragua on June 17, 2018. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

'Not one more death': Nicaraguan bishops stand with Ortega's opponents

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Thousands of people welcome several prominent bishops, who leads them through Masaya in procession behind a statue of Jesus

'NOT ONE MORE DEATH.' People celebrate behind a barricade after the arrival of bishops of the Episcopal Conference and members of the Civic Alliance in Masaya, Nicaragua on June 21, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Deadly clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strike

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Fierce unrest in other areas persists, leaving at least 4 dead during pro-government attacks on activists guarding barricades

ARRESTED. People ask for information about their relatives arrested during protests against President Ortega's government, at "El Chipote" prison in Managua on June 13, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Ortega, bishops discuss Nicaragua violence but fail to reboot talks

Jun 08, 2018 - 12:36 PM

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'

IN PROTEST. A friend of Jorge Carrion, 33, who was shot dead during protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega, carries a homemade mortar and shouts anti-government slogans during Carrion's funeral in the city of Masaya, 35 km from Managua on June 7, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Nicaragua death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:59 AM

(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

PROTESTS. Mothers take part in a march in support of 'the Mothers of April' movement – whose children died in the protests – on Nicaragua's National Mother'€™s Day in Managua on May 30, 2018. Photo by Diana Ulloa/AFP

Nicaragua's Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition after unrest

May 17, 2018 - 1:10 PM

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

CRISIS TALKS. Students shout 'Present' for the dead students during talks with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua's Roman Catholic bishops in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50 people killed, at the Seminary of Our Lady of Fatima, in Managua on May 16, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement – official

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The announcement leaves the United States and Syria as the only countries holding out on the Paris deal

The flag of Nicaragua (center) flying at UN headquarters in New York, July 14, 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Nicaragua's Ortega wins 3rd straight term, with wife

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Government and electoral officials describe the vote as a great exercise in democracy conducted in calm – despite the torching of one rural polling station

3RD STRAIGHT TERM. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife Rosario Murillo wave after voting in Managua during the presidential election on November 6, 2016. Photo by Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Nicaragua's leader and wife seen likely to win elections

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:43 AM

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

A man votes at a polling station in Managua during Nicaragua's presidential election on November 6, 2016. Alfredo Zuniga/AFP

Nicaragua's President Ortega eyes easy reelection

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Opposition groups are calling the elections a farce after a court order replaced the head of a key party with an Ortega linked figure

EASY WIN? View of propaganda of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and her wife Rosario Murillo in Masaya, 30 km southeast of Managua, on November 3, 2016, ahead of the general elections to take place next November 6. Photo by Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Nicaragua's first couple look poised for election victory

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Surveys indicate President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo are more than likely to emerge the winners of elections on Sunday November 6

NICARAGUA'S FRANK AND CLAIRE? In this file photo, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (L) celebrates with First Lady Rosario Murillo after receiving the credentials in Managua on January 9, 2012, a day before his re-inauguration. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP