protests in nicaragua - updates

Rappler's latest stories on protests in nicaragua


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

Pope Francis calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates

Jun 04, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The Church is trying to mediate the crisis in the Central American country, but it called off peace talks with President Daniel Ortega's government last week after a march led by victims' mothers was met with gunfire, killing at least 16 people

NICARAGUA VIOLENCE. A demonstrator fires a home-made mortar against riot police during protests in Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, some 40km from Managua on June 2, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP