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OAS resolution calls for free elections in Nicaragua

Costa Rica joined 25 other members of the Organization of American States (OAS) in condemning repression in Nicaragua and calling for fair elections.

Nicaragua detains business union leaders as crackdown widens

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...

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.

Nicaragua’s presidential campaign kicks off, with no rivals

Nicaragua's presidential election campaign officially kicks off on Saturday with incumbent Daniel Ortega's main rivals all under arrest. The 75-year-old, in power since 2007, will...

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.

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 opens trial against detained opposition figure Cristiana Chamorro

Nicaraguan justice authorities decided to prosecute presidential hopeful Cristiana Chamorro, just two months before the country's general elections.

Jailed Nicaraguan opposition suffering ‘psychological torture’

Detained Nicaraguan opposition figures are suffering from "psychological torture," a lawyer said.

US restricts visas for Nicaraguan officials over pre-election crackdown

The United States has slapped visa restrictions on 19 Nicaraguan officials that it accuses of being complicit in a sweeping government crackdown on the opposition ahead of November polls.

Nicaragua cancels work permits of six foreign NGOs, including Oxfam

Ortega accuses the opposition of trying to overthrow him with the support of Washington. 

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