Nicaragua

Rubio warns of possible civil war in Nicaragua

Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday blasted the Nicaraguan government for its lethal crackdown on protests, cautioning that “the possibility of a civil war in Nicaragua is real.”<p>The Florida Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that an escalation of the county’s months-long crisis “would trigger a …

Politics

What is Happening in Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega, the president of Nicaragua, was once lauded for ending over four decades of rule by the dictatorial Somoza family. Back in 1979 he was …

Central America

Violent Coup Fails In Nicaragua, US Continues Regime Change Efforts

Note: Before the update on Nicaragua, I an providing two recent interviews that provide a context for what is happening in Nicaragua.<p>First, is an …

Liberal View

Unrest grips Nicaragua: Protesters demand president's ouster as he denounces 'armed conspiracy'

Last week, after security forces moved against demonstrators following months of anti-government protests, President Daniel Ortega publicly declared victory against an opposition determined to end his more than decade-long tenure as leader of this Central American nation.<p>“They thought we were …

Venezuela

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Central America

Ortega undercutting talks on Nicaragua crisis: analysts

MANAGUA (AFP) -<p>The chances of talks finding a way out of Nicaragua's deadly unrest have taken a blow after President Daniel Ortega used force to crush protests and called Catholic bishop mediators "coup-mongers," analysts said Friday.<p>Ortega, a 72-year-old former guerrilla seen as increasingly …

Venezuela

Activists for murderous dictatorship sell CORBYN mugs to deluded lefties to raise cash

JEREMY Corbyn's image is being used to raise cash in support of a murderous dictator, The Sun can reveal.<p>Activists from the "Nicaragua Solidarity …

North London

We ask the OAS, the UN and the United States to discredit the National Police of Nicaragua. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

We ask the OAS, the UN and the United States to discredit the National Police of Nicaragua as a whole and as soon as possible, and that they be …

Human Rights

Pay attention to the violence in Cameroon

The July 12 editorial “Nicaragua’s descent” decried the vicious political violence employed by the cornered and discredited President Daniel Ortega regime against the population.<p>Why is the paper so strikingly silent concerning the much worse assault by the government of Cameroon against the …

Opinion

Nicaragua: Priest says "church promotes peace"

A congregation gathered for mass at a church in Nicaragua that had come under siege for sheltering fleeing activists critical of President Daniel Ortega.<p>Last week, students took refuge inside the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Managua after gunmen loyal to Ortega began shooting at them.<p>Priest …

World News

Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup, Macron's first scandal, Nicaragua's crackdown

The World This Week looks at the Helsinki Summit between Putin and Trump. Specifically discussion centers around a follow-up meeting in Washington proposed by President Trump. A possible first US visit in over 10 years for the Russian President. We then go to France, still revelling in their World …

Donald Trump

Bloody uprising in Nicaragua could trigger the next Central American refugee crisis

Central American migrants have long been at the center of what consecutive U.S. administrations have called the immigration “crisis.”<p>Each year, …

El Salvador

‘Pack Up and Get Out’: Nicaraguan Unrest Shakes U.S. Expat Community

Thousands of Americans flocked to Nicaragua in search of a cheap, safe and tropical locale. A violent uprising upended their plans.<p>GRANADA, Nicaragua—After decades teaching social studies at a California high school, Noel Correa moved to Nicaragua, buying a home on the outskirts of this colonial …

High School

Nicaragua: what's driving the uprising and what comes next?

<b>What has happened?</b><p>Just a few months ago Nicaragua was considered one of Central America’s safest and most stable nations with a growing number of tourists flocking to the “land of lakes and volcanoes” wedged between Costa Rica and Honduras.<p>But since April this country of 6 million people has been …

World News

Thousands rally in Nicaragua

Thousands rally in Managua to support the Nicaraguan president in the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution.<p>It comes as anti-government protests have continued for three months<p>A Sandinista demonstrator says, "Three months ago Nicaragua was fulfilling all the expectations that all …

World News

Is history repeating in Nicaragua?

<i>Carrie Snyder’s books include</i> Girl Runner <i>and</i> The Juliet Stories<i>.</i><p>Nicaragua, a country once identified by its revolutionary roots, is again in turmoil.<p>Protesters, whose demonstrations began in April with marches and blockades, have stubbornly refused to retreat despite confrontations with military, …

Venezuela

The horror facing Catholics in Nicaragua: attacks, arson, desecration

July 20, 2018 by Deacon Greg Kandra<p>This hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves. But attention must be paid.<p>From <b>Crux:</b><p>As violent oppression …

Mary Magdalene

French Football Star Mbappé Donates World Cup Winnings to Disabilities Charity

<b>Trending rights tweets this week:</b> The World Cup 2018 came to a close, a look to Qatar in 2022; 99.7% of public land grants by Israel go to settlers …

Disability

Macron aide Benalla, filmed striking May Day protester, to be fired - France 24

LATEST SHOWS<p>EYE ON AFRICA<p>New high speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife<p>EYE ON AFRICA<p>Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial<p>MEDIAWATCH<p>Macron's bodyguard scandal grows<p>THE WORLD THIS WEEK<p>Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup, Macron's …

European News

Trump administration will keep protected status for Somalis

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is continuing the special immigration status granted for nearly two decades to people from Somalia.<p>The …

Immigration

Russia ready for further meetings with Trump, ambassador says

May Day • Macron aide accused of assaulting protester detained, to be sacked<p>Summer Press Conference • Merkel welcomes dialogue between Trump, …

Box Office

Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

As Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista uprising and is once again facing widespread unrest, longtime human rights defender Bianca Jagger spoke to FRANCE 24 about how those taking to the streets against President Daniel Ortega feel betrayed by the former revolutionary hero.<p>As the …

World News

Susan Meiselas • Mediations

Susan Meiselas Sandinistas at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters. Esteli, Nicaragua. 1979. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos<p>SFMOMA …

Photos

Nicaragua was one of Latin America's least violent countries. Now it's in a tailspin

Nicaragua is taking a dangerous turn toward civil war. Since protests and riots began three months ago, Nicaraguan soldiers, police and paramilitary groups have killed more than 280 people and injured 1,800 others.<p>The demonstrations were sparked in April by changes to the country’s Social Security …

Venezuela

Nicaragua's boiling point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as peaceful protests against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president Daniel Ortega. The latest chapter: the storming of a besieged onetime stronghold of the Sandinista movement that's turned …

Central America

Stranger swings

You might assume that the huge inflow of asylum-seekers since 2015 has made Europe more xenophobic. Opinion polls tell a more nuanced story. In …

European News

Behind the barricades: Inside Nicaragua’s protest movement

About 300 people have been killed in Nicaragua since nationwide protests began in April. New York Times reporters traveled to the front lines of the …

Venezuela

State Dept. condemns attacks by Nicaragua's Ortega regime - CBS News

State Dept. condemns attacks by Nicaragua's O...

Central America

Death toll rising in Nicaraguan crackdown

Vice President Mike Pence got involved in the Intense violence continues in Nicaragua, particularly in the city of Masaya in the western part of the country. Nearly 300 people have been killed since the beginning of the unrest in April. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

World News

OAS Condemns Human Rights Abuses in Nicaragua – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Businessweek<p>Carol Massar, Jason Kelly. Bloomberg Television takes you behind the scenes of our award winning magazine "Bloomberg …

Human Rights