Daughter of the Nicaragua Revolution – Archive, 1984

“Choose between me and the Revolution,” said Magda Enriquez’s husband when he discovered his wife had been working secretly for the Sandinistas in Somoza’s Nicaragua. “Of course, the choice had already been made,” says...

Judges in Nicaragua learn to see the world through the eyes of vulnerable women

ESTELI, Nicaragua – At only 19, Michelle Zeledón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her mother, and endured years of his verbal abuse. “One time, during...

Rosario Murillo: La Heredera (The Heiress)

Rosarion Murillo, the "eternally loyal" to her husband and political partner, Daniel Ortega. In a profile by Confidencial in October 2016, before her election as the Nicaragua's vice-president, making her roled in government an official...

Church and State in Nicaragua: Letter From Managua

Between 2013 and 2015, the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega spent roughly US$3.2 million installing decorative metal trees in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The “trees of life,” as they are called, weigh more than...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally...

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 this day in 1821, Central American leaders accepted a plan...

Nicaragua’s Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Imagine you’re a 15-year-old girl. One day, you’re hanging out at home when an older man comes by. He tells your parents he’s a researcher who wants to learn more about teenage girls. He...

Nicaragua Abortion Ban Threatens Health and Lives

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortion is putting women and girls’ health and lives at risk. The country’s 2006 law punishing abortion – without any exceptions, even if pregnancies are life-threatening or resulted from rape...

Essay: History of Nicaragua Independence

As an ordinary person on the street about Nicaragua, and you are sure to receive a bevy of responses. Tourists may make a note of its beaches and volcanoes, adventure travelers may remark about...

Nicaragua, A Place of Unforced Coexistence

Before I dive into my love for Nicaragua, I have to confess that my journey there was and is far from complete. I believe that any journey in a new place is never complete,...

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures...

Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields

TODAY NICARAGUA (Theguardian.com) - Two brothers stand in a dusty alley in the town of Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. They stare with suspicion at Australian photographer Josh Mcdonald, who has just captured their image –...

Meet the Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - “We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country," said Sunflowers of Nicaragua member Maria Elena Davila. In most countries around the world,...

Staying Safe In Nicaragua and Central America

TODAY TRAVEL - As the cold begins to grip the northern hemisphere, many start thinking about southern climates, be it for a week's vacation in one country or extended stays that may include travel...

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Rama and Afro-descendant Kriol People

Deep in the rainforests of Nicaragua’s beautiful Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, the indigenous Rama and afro-descendant Kriol people are resolutely fighting for their culture and traditions, which are increasingly threatened by the brazen destruction...

Strengthening the Miskitu and Mayangna Languages in Nicaragua Through Digital Media

In the beginning, the project “Miskitus and Mayangnas on the Internet” consisted of a series of three workshops and two forums which focused on the creation of personalised media platforms for young people. Three...

Nicaragua’s capital city is batshit crazy, which is why I love it

MANAGUA— Haters will tell you that Nicaragua’s capital city is a squat, squalid and disagreeable dump. Then they’ll point to the excess of Christmas clutter, Chávez idolatry, and tacky tableaux festooning every intersection across...

Corn Provides Life in Nicaragua

As with rice in Asia and wheat in the Middle East, corn made civilization possible in Mesoamerica and is still a vital element of life in Nicaragua’s countryside. Most families farm small plots of...

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Ortega Government Accepts Dialogue Call After Protests

The government of Daniel Ortega, through its spokesperson, Vice-president and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, on Friday accepted a call for dialogue by the private...

Clashes Leave At Least Seven Dead, Maybe Even Ten

At least four more people died on Friday from clashes between police and citizens, on the third day of protests in rejects of the...

The Awakening of Youth Is Stripping The Dictator!

Caption: "The awakening of youth is stripping the dictator. It's time to unite." From La Prensa

The Clash Between Students and Police (Photos)

For the second consecutive day, protests continue for INSS reforms imposed by the Government. Photos from La Prensa

Three Dead, Dozens Injured in Continued Protests

Tragedy. At least three people died last night during protests against reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS), reported various media and...

Amnesty International: Nicaragua Authorities Must Protect People’s Right To Protest

  In response to reports that pro-government groups assaulted students and journalists and stole their equipment during a protest against social security reforms in Managua,...

Repression Increases In Nicaragua: Government Censors News, Legitimizes Violence

Hundreds of protesters clashed on Thursday in the Nicaraguan capital with anti-riot forces trying to neutralize them with tear gas and rubber bullets in...

Government Pulls Television News Off The Air In Mid of Protests

The government has unleashed an official repression against student sectors and civil society in Nicaragua, which have been protesting for three days in the...
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Protests for reforms to the INSS in Managua (Video)

Protests for INSS reforms, among supporters and opponents of the government, left injured and material damage Students from the National University of Engineering (UNI) and...

Social Security Protest March Ends in Conflict (Photos)

A protest over social security changes in Nicaragua has led to clashes between opponents of the measure and government backers. Hundreds of activists, elderly people...