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Fear in Nicaragua as Ortega prepares new laws ahead of elections
Central America
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Central America
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Fear in Nicaragua as Ortega prepares new laws ahead of elections

Julia RIOS / AFP - October 5, 2020

Faced with a political crisis and a falling economy, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is preparing a package of laws that, according to analysts, would serve to neutralize…

False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law
Central America
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Central America
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False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law

AFP - September 29, 2020

Deputies from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to four years…

Costa Rican foundation denounces cyberattacks by Nicaraguan officials
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican foundation denounces cyberattacks by Nicaraguan officials

AFP - September 8, 2020

The foundation of former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias on Monday denounced cyberattacks on its social networks and attributed them to groups related to the Nicaraguan leader,…

US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president
Latin America
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Latin America
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US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president

AFP - July 17, 2020

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on another son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, accusing him of using a public relations firm to spread propaganda. Juan…

Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line
News
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News
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Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line

AFP and The Tico Times - July 3, 2020

Unemployed and emotionally worn, Nicaraguan doctors fired from the public health system for criticizing the government's handling of the pandemic remain on the front lines, fighting COVID-19…

Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died

Julia RIOS / AFP - June 16, 2020

The Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla Edén Pastora, known as "Comandante Cero," died of a heart attack at 83 while he was hospitalized, his relatives reported Tuesday. Pastora died in…

US says spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua exceeds official figures
Latin America
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Latin America
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US says spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua exceeds official figures

The Tico Times - May 11, 2020

The head of US diplomacy for Latin America, Michael Kozak, said Monday that there are several credible reports that the spread of the coronavirus in Nicaragua is…

Nicaraguan organizations criticize Ortega’s lack of strategy for coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaraguan organizations criticize Ortega’s lack of strategy for coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - April 17, 2020

Nicaraguan humanitarian organizations criticized President Daniel Ortega on Thursday for failing to present an action plan to contain the spread of the coronavirus after he reappeared before…

Ortega insists Nicaragua will not stop activities due to coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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Ortega insists Nicaragua will not stop activities due to coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - April 15, 2020

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday that the country "has not stopped working" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and that it will maintain its vision…

More than 100,000 have fled Nicaragua crisis: UN
Central America
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Central America
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More than 100,000 have fled Nicaragua crisis: UN

AFP - March 10, 2020

More than 100,000 people have fled Nicaragua in the two years since the Central American country plunged into political and social crisis, the United Nations refugee agency…