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Nicaragua among ‘worst dictatorships’: top EU official

Nicaragua is "one of the worst dictatorships in the world" with its President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo preparing "fake elections" to stay in power, the EU's foreign policy chief said Monday.

Amid official denials, Nicaraguans battle Covid surge

In Nicaragua, governed with an iron fist by Daniel Ortega, official coronavirus figures do not reflect the reality of a population scrambling to find oxygen tanks for stricken loved ones.

Nicaragua says Colombia defying UN court in sea dispute

Nicaragua accused Colombia of openly defying judges at the UN's top court in a bitter decades-long legal battle over maritime borders.

Top Nicaragua writer predicts Ortega govt will ‘fall’

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's embattled government will eventually "fall", said the country's awarding-winning novelist Sergio Ramirez, the target of an arrest warrant issued by Managua.

Nicaragua defends arrests of opposition ‘usurpers’

Nicaragua's government on Monday defended the arrests of 13 opposition figures, including four presidential hopefuls, claiming they are usurpers.

U.S., Costa Rica urge release of Nicaraguan opposition leader Chamorro

Nicaraguan police raided Chamorro's house in the capital Managua and then placed her under house arrest.

Nicaraguan opposition presidential hopeful Chamorro under house arrest

Ortega, an ex-guerrilla who governed from 1979 to 1990, returned to power in 2007 and won two successive reelections.

Authorities predict another active Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday predicted another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, the U.S. scientific agency announced.

Central America warns of an active hurricane season

In November 2020, Central America was hit by hurricanes Eta and Iota, which left at least 200 dead, as well as millions of dollars in losses to the economy.

Semana Santa Celebrated in Nicaragua with Colorful Traditions

Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week, in Nicaragua is a week of colorful religious tradition, tourism and partying. Most people get vacation days  making for...
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Nicaragua on Thursday arrested the top two leaders of the country's business owners' union, police said, bringing the number of government opponents detained ahead...
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