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Many Nicaraguan businesses closed as 24-hour strike begins

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Around 20,000 shops and businesses closed in a show of support to tortured, jailed protesters against President Daniel Ortega's government

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

UN demands urgent action amid 'climate of fear' in Nicaragua

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The UN human rights office details a wide range of serious violations, including disproportionate use of force by police, which in some cases resulted in extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and torture

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. File photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

Doctors sacked in Nicaragua for treating wounded protesters

Jul 28, 2018 - 8:43 AM

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

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marin 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

Ortega undercutting talks on Nicaragua crisis, analysts say

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM

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

EMBATTLED. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo (L), wave to supporters during the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at 'La Fe' square in Managua on July 19, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Ortega's forces besiege Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to be intensifying the use of lethal force to quell dissent

BARRICADE. A woman and children place a Nicaraguan, a Vatican and a black flag on a barricade at Monimbo neighbourhood in Masaya, Nicaragua. Photo by  Marvin Recinos/AFP

3 dead in Nicaragua clashes as U.S. slaps sanctions on gov't

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:46 PM

More than 220 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest since mid-April

FRESH CLASHES. A man fires a homemade mortar during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, on July 4, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/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

Nicaraguan gov't calls for new talks after 5 more protest deaths

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:30 PM

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

PROTESTS. A demonstrator stands behind a barricade during protests in Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, some 40km from Managua on June 2, 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