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Covid-19 deaths skyrocket throughout September in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - In the past week, a total of 329 people died with symptoms of Covid-19 in Nicaragua, a country of 6.7 million people. This is the second highest death toll in the...

Ortega calls on citizens not to stay “locked up” at home

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaragua's president, Daniel Ortega, underestimates ‘new Covid outbreak’, dismissing the accelerated increase of deaths and contagions due to the resurgence of covid-19, which has reached the limit of the capacity of...

Nicaragua: Enforced disappearance is the new tactic for repression

Amnesty International - The enforced disappearance of people is the latest tactic that authorities in Nicaragua have adopted to silence any criticism or dissenting voices, Amnesty International said in a new report released today....

The Ortega-Murillo Regime’s Cycle of Vengeance and Reprisals

TODAY NICARAGUA  - The Ortega regime has established a de facto policy of “revenge and punishment” aimed at the opposition. This has become their way of responding to the sanctions the international community continues...

Ortega charges journalist with money laundering

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaragua's attorney general's office on Tuesday accused prominent journalist and editor of the Confidencial, Carlos Chamorro, of money laundering. Carlos, who is also the brother of Cristiana Chamorro and Pedro Joaquin Chamorro,...
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Mass Arrests Return to Nicaragua at Beseiged Church in Masaya

The Blue and White National Unity reported on Friday morning the arbitrary detention of 13 persons carrying food to a group of mothers of...

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Nicaragua’s VP, Rosario Murillo, calls priests and bishops ‘devils’

TODAY NICARAGUA - With virtually no opposition leader left to imprison, the government of Nicaragua has moved in on to its one remaining obstacle for securing reelection: The Catholic Church. According to Rosario Murillo, vice...

Nicaragua police raid the newspaper ‘La Prensa’ by accusing it of “customs fraud”

TODAY NICARAGUA - Police raided the La Prensa newspaper on Friday amid a wave of arrests of critics and rivals of president and candidate for re-election, Daniel Ortega, less than three months before the...

Kitty Monterrey goes into exile in Costa Rica

TODAY NICARAGUA - The president of Ciudadanos por la Libertad (CxL) party, Carmella Maria Rogers Amburn, known as Kitty Monterrey, appeared at noon on Tuesday, August 10, on the newscast Telenoticias on Costa Rica's...

Did They Up the Ante, or Go Off the Deep End?

CONFIDENCIAL - The conduct of the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship is a source of daily incredulousness. Their actions over the past months reflect an absolute disregard for the laws and even the most essential norms of...

The disturbing wait for the second anticovid dose in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - Doña Gloria and Doña Mercedes - fictitious names to protect the identity of the Nicaraguans -, aged 66 and 70 respectively, are concerned because 39 days ago they received the first...

The Arrest of Dora María Téllez Marks a New Low for Nicaragua

The news from Nicaragua is bad. More than 30 opposition figures were arrested in June—a crackdown designed to nullify any resistance ahead of the November presidential elections. Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo had long...
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Sanctions May Impoverish Nicaraguans, But is Unlikely to Change Their Votes

In 1985, when President Reagan declared Nicaragua “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” his words were followed by a trade blockade, a ban on...

Ortega regime arrests former Miss Nicaragua running for vice president

TODAY NICARAGUA - On Monday, August 2, 2021, Berenice Quezada joined the ticket of running mate to presidential candidate Oscar Sobalvarro of the Alianza Ciudadanos por la Libertad (CxL). Tuesday night, the former Miss Nicaragua...

Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, no expiration date

Q REPORTS - It was Rosario Murillo, wife and vice president of Daniel Ortega, who designed the master plan that would allow the long-lived couple to stay five more years in power. Since 2007, when...

These are the seven presidential candidates registered Monday

TODAY NICARAGUA - Most of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who intend to contest power with Daniel Ortega and his wife and co-governor, Rosario Murillo, are new faces, without political experience or less prominent...

U.S. warns “extreme” caution when investing in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - The U.S State Department advised international investors that they “should be extremely cautious” when investing in Nicaragua, “under the authoritarian government of President Daniel Ortega” and Rosario Murillo. In a report on...

FSLN ratifies the Ortega as presidential candidate

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) - Sandinista Front - ratified in a virtual Congress Daniel Ortega for president and his wife Rosario Murillo as vice-president to participate in the...

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