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Ortega insists Nicaragua will not stop activities due to coronavirus
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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…

Pompeo calls on Ortega to cease Nicaragua repression
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Costa Rica
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Pompeo calls on Ortega to cease Nicaragua repression

AFP - January 21, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to stop silencing its political opponents in the troubled Central…

Costa Rica will ask U.S. to ‘reconsider’ Level 2 travel advisory
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will ask U.S. to ‘reconsider’ Level 2 travel advisory

Alina Dieste / AFP - January 21, 2020

The State Department said Mike Pompeo's visit on Tuesday to Costa Rica will be the first of a U.S. secretary of state to the Central American country…

Pompeo will discuss Nicaraguan ‘authoritarianism crisis’ during visit to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pompeo will discuss Nicaraguan ‘authoritarianism crisis’ during visit to Costa Rica

Alina Dieste / AFP - January 21, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will discuss on Tuesday what he described as a "crisis of authoritarianism" in Nicaragua, when he meets in Costa Rica…

NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers, revealed an NGO report released Tuesday in…

Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - November 25, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a critic of the government of Daniel Ortega, returned Monday to Managua from his exile in Costa Rica, where he had moved…

UN calls on Nicaragua to end repression after church siege draws international attention
Central America
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Central America
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UN calls on Nicaragua to end repression after church siege draws international attention

Blanca Morel / AFP - November 21, 2019

Opposition protesters holding a hunger strike inside Managua's Catholic Cathedral and the pro-government supporters opposing them ended a standoff Tuesday, as the UN called on President Daniel…

NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua
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Central America
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NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 14, 2019

Nicaragua is experiencing a repressive wave with extrajudicial executions and actions to intimidate the opponents of the government of the socialist Daniel Ortega, activists and opposition leaders…

Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a "most energetic and resounding protest" after six uniformed Nicaraguan military pursued and killed a civilian in Costa Rican…