As Demonstrators Demand Nicaraguan President’s Resignation, Government Accuses Opposition of Coup

The political crisis in Nicaragua is intensifying. More than 186 people have been killed since widespread demonstrations to oust Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April, when his government announced plans to overhaul and...

Nicaraguans Endure Long Lines At Passport Office In Managua

Unemployment, fear and uncertainty due to the socio-political crisis in Nicaragua are some of the reasons that motivate hundreds of Nicaraguans to leave the country. But since the protests intensified the offices of the Directorate...

Banpro Closes 5 Branches For Insecurity

Banpro Grupo Promerica announced yesterday (Tuesday) that 5 branches located in the east and west of the country remain closed due to the insecurity. "Due to the insecurity for our clients and employees, the oriental...

Hooded Gunmen Hold Up Journalists In Managua

Journalists Leticia Gaitán, of 100% Noticias, and Daliana Ocaña, of Channel 12, were held up at gunpoint by a group of hooded gunmen (parapoliciales), believed to be police officers linked to the government of...

Government Forces Try To Subdue Masaya, Six Dead

Nicaraguan police and pro-government paramilitaries moved to reassert control over the city of Masaya by force Tuesday. The city that had declared a breakaway government the day before, prompting clashes with protesters, resulting in...

Nicaragua: Today’s Wi-Fi Is Yesterday’s Paving Stones

The installation of free Wi-Fi in Nicaragua's parks and other public spaces is attributed to the express will and unquestionable orders of Rosario Murillo. Starting in 2014 the government paved virtual spaces with superhighways. I...

Nicaraguans try to topple a dictator — again

After months of near-constant protest in Nicaragua, at least 215 people are dead, 1,000 are injured, and President Daniel Ortega – an authoritarian leader who once seemed invincible – is on his last legs. Citizens...

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Nicaragua More Opportunities to Build Social Housing

(Today Nicaragua) The eventual increase from US$20,000 to US$23,000 as the ceiling price for affordable housing is seen with good eyes by the construction...

Works in Nicaragua for Central American Games in Progress

TODAY NICARAGUA - (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities stated they verified the progress of certain installations under construction for the celebration of the 11th Central...

British Newly-weds Escape Nicaragua Ferry Disaster That Kills 13

TODAY NICARAGUA - A pair of British newly-weds are recovering in Nicaragua after the ferry they were on capsized in a storm in the...

Mexican and Central American Independence: A Historic Backdrop for Present Challenges

On September 15th, five Central American nations — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — will celebrate 193 years of independence. On...

15 Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued On Highway To Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua –  Police in Nicaragua say they found, on Thursday, 15 Bangladeshi migrants wandering lost on a highway after their smugglers abandoned them. The...

“Independence Torch” Arrives in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS - In step to the beat of the drums, 126.000 students will be participating in the activities commemorating 193 years of independence...

Nicaraguan Navy Strikes against Drug Traffickers in the Pacific

TODAY NICARAGUA (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Navy struck against the drug traffickers of the zone of the Pacific Ocean coast, with the capture of...

Ortega Showed His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos - ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms...

Nicaragua Annual Inflation up to February 5.51%

TODAY NICARAGUA - Education, housing, water and electricity were the sectors that accounted for the 0.72% increase in the consumer price index in February...

Central America to Integrate Fight Against Organized Crime

The governments of Central America have announced plans to create a regional body to centralize security initiatives, a move that may help tackle the...

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Nicaragua Perfectly Exemplifies How Socialism Can Only be Maintained by Force

Perhaps the greatest quote in history on the true nature of socialism was offered by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who observed that, “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of...

Nicaragua Unrest: What You Should Know

More than 170 people have died in Nicaragua since unrest began two months ago. Protesters have taken to the streets demanding President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice-president, Rosario Murillo, step down. Police and...

Heartbreaking: Nicaraguan-American girl left in tears on Father’s Day over thought of losing her...

A 12-year-old Nicaraguan-American girl broke down in tears on Father’s Day over the possibility that her parents could be deported due to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. During a Father’s Day interview, NBC’s Mariana Atencio...

Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters

MANAGUA (AFP) - For days, Maria Magdalena Saldana has hooked a gold chain encircling her waist to the gate bulwarking one of Nicaragua's most notorious prisons. And she vows to stay there -- consuming nothing...

Cinthia Lopez, Survivor In Managua Fire, Curses Ortega and His Descendants

"I curse Daniel Ortega, his family and all his descendants," said Cinthia López, the survivor of the fire in the barrio Carlos Marx in Managua. The young woman, who threw herself off the balcony of...

Alleged Armed Attack By Police Left Seven Dead in Managua This Saturday Morning

Despite the surprise announcement Friday night of the consensus between the government and the Civil Alliance, this Saturday morning, in the barrio Carlos Marx, in Managua, an armed attack allegedly committed by police and...

There will be truth and justice

In a surprise announcement, Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops late Friday said the Daniel Ortega government, as demanded by the Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (Civic Alliance), agreed to invite "immediately" the...

Dangerous drug lord or academic? Nicaraguan opposition leader fights charges by Ortega

(Miami Herald) If you sit down to chat with Felix Maradiaga, he sounds pretty much like the mild-mannered academic almost everybody has always thought he was: a guy with a master's degree from Harvard...

Many Nicaraguans Seek To Flee The Country

As the crisis worsens in Nicaragua, pressure on the part of society that demands the resignation of President Daniel Ortega remains. This generates that, in many cities like Masaya, the streets are blocked with...

Nicaragua Looks No Closer To Bloodshed’s End

Following Thursday's 24-hour nationwide strike that literally deserted the capital city of Managua and other cities and towns, fresh clashes rang out between riot police and protesters. Friday morning Nicaragua's Center for Human Rights (CENIDH)...

Consensus Appears Far Off

The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (ECN) on Friday tried to revive the national dialogue in an effort to bring a resolution to a crisis of almost two months that has left at least 165...

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