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Nicaraguans gather in Costa Rica to celebrate release of political prisoners
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans gather in Costa Rica to celebrate release of political prisoners

Jacob Spetzler - June 12, 2019

Sounds of drums, cheering, and the the flash of blue and white permeated the Plaza de Democracia on Tuesday as about 100 people celebrated the release of…

In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice

Jacob Spetzler - May 31, 2019

A blue wave of demonstrators dressed in Nicaragua's national colors made its way from the Nicaraguan Embassy to the University of Costa Rica campus on Thursday to…

Freed Nicaraguan prisoner tells of torture
Central America
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Central America
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Freed Nicaraguan prisoner tells of torture

AFP - April 23, 2019

One Nicaraguan guard pinned his hand to a table with his knee while another ripped out a nail with a pair of pliers. Opposition supporter Lenin Rojas,…

More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN
Central America
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Central America
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More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN

AFP - April 16, 2019

More than 60,000 people have fled the crisis in Nicaragua over the past year, the UN said Tuesday, with neighboring Costa Rica bearing the brunt of the…

Nicaragua govt agrees to prisoner release to restart opposition talks
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Nicaragua govt agrees to prisoner release to restart opposition talks

AFP - March 21, 2019

Nicaragua's government agreed on Wednesday to release opposition prisoners within 90 days in order to restart stalled peace talks aimed at ending an 11-month political crisis, a…

Protesters gather at Nicaraguan embassy in San José to rally against Ortega regime
News
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Protesters gather at Nicaraguan embassy in San José to rally against Ortega regime

William Foxton - March 16, 2019

About a hundred people gathered outside the Nicaraguan embassy in San José on Saturday to voice their disapproval with the country's imprisonment of political protesters. More than…

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 15, 2019

Alex Vanegas, the 62-year-old Nicaraguan marathon runner who was jailed for nearly four months for supporting the protests against president Daniel Ortega, fled to Costa Rica shortly…

Nicaragua opposition says no new talks until political prisoners freed
News
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News
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Nicaragua opposition says no new talks until political prisoners freed

AFP - March 11, 2019

Negotiations aimed at resolving a months-long crisis in Nicaragua stalled Sunday when the opposition called on President Daniel Ortega's government to release all political prisoners before any…

Nicaraguan government and opposition agree on road map for talks
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaraguan government and opposition agree on road map for talks

Blanca Morel / AFP - March 7, 2019

Daniel Ortega’s government and the opposition ended the standoff in their talks in an attempt to end the political crisis in Nicaragua. The parties established a roadmap…

Nicaragua set for new talks on ending political crisis
News
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News
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Nicaragua set for new talks on ending political crisis

AFP - February 22, 2019

President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua's opposition agreed Thursday to resume negotiations to resolve a long-running political crisis sparked by protests against his rule, with at least 320…

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