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Rappler's latest stories on managua


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

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Daniel Ortega resigns

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:10 AM

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

NICARAGUA PROTESTS. Friends and relatives attend the funeral of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who was shot dead during clashes with riot police and paramilitaries at Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, some 35 km from Managua, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead – rights group

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:25 AM

The dead includes 6 civilians – among them two children – and 4 police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights

ROADBLOCK. Police stand guard in the surroundings of the cathedral as students of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) hid overnight in a church. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Ortega stays mum as Nicaragua continues violent downward spiral

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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

CHAOS. An anti-government demonstrator fires a home-made mortar during clashes with riot police at a barricade in the town of Masaya, 35 km from Managua on June 9, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP