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The endless wait for word on loved ones arrested in Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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The endless wait for word on loved ones arrested in Nicaragua

AFP - July 2, 2021

Every day, family members of the 21 opposition figures rounded up in Nicaragua in the past month visit the prison where they think their loved ones are…

Arrested opponents are ‘criminals,’ says Nicaragua’s Ortega
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Arrested opponents are ‘criminals,’ says Nicaragua’s Ortega

AFP - June 25, 2021

Nicaragua's leader Daniel Ortega said Wednesday that 19 opposition figures arrested just five months before a presidential election are not politicians but "criminals" who want to "overthrow…

Human rights body demands protection of Nicaraguan opposition
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Human rights body demands protection of Nicaraguan opposition

AFP - June 24, 2021

The Organization of American States' human rights arm on Wednesday urged its judicial counterpart to protect four opposition Nicaraguan politicians facing "a situation of extreme risk." All…

Costa Rica pauses appointment of Ambassador to Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica pauses appointment of Ambassador to Nicaragua

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 22, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Monday announced it has paused the appointment of its Ambassador to Nicaragua due to "the current political conditions in the neighboring country."…

Nicaragua arrests banking executive as clampdown tightens
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua arrests banking executive as clampdown tightens

Shaun Tandon and Alina Dieste - June 17, 2021

Nicaraguan police have arrested a top banking executive as a clampdown on opposition figures and would-be challengers to long-term leader Daniel Ortega tightened ahead of November presidential…

Nicaragua defends arrests of opposition ‘usurpers’
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Nicaragua defends arrests of opposition ‘usurpers’

AFP - June 15, 2021

Nicaragua's government on Monday defended the arrests of 13 opposition figures, including four presidential hopefuls, claiming they are "usurpers" funded by the United States to topple President…

Eyes on Nicaragua during crisis of democracy ahead of elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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Eyes on Nicaragua during crisis of democracy ahead of elections

Shaun Tandon and Alina Dieste - June 13, 2021

Nicaragua's sweeping crackdown on opposition poses a test for US President Joe Biden, who has put a top priority on promoting democracy and promised a new, wiser…

New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures
Latin America
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Latin America
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New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures

AFP - June 11, 2021

The global community urged Nicaragua to free four recently-detained opposition presidential candidates, as the United States announced sanctions against allies of long-serving leader Daniel Ortega. The detention…

Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua
Latin America
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Latin America
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Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua

AFP - June 9, 2021

Nicaraguan authorities on Tuesday detained two more potential presidential candidates, for a total of four, as a crackdown by President Daniel Ortega deepened ahead of elections later…

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

AFP and The Tico Times - June 4, 2021

The United States called Friday for Nicaragua to "immediately release" opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro, two days after she was placed under house arrest on government claims of…

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