• United States Jun 22, 2019

    US, Canada Sanction Nicaraguan Officials Over Human Rights

    The Trump administration and Canada’s government imposed sanctions Friday on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018. The U.S. said it was sanctioning four officials: National Assembly President Gustavo Porras, telecommunications institute director Orlando José Castillo, Health Minister Sonia Castro and Transportation Minister Oscar Mojica....

  • Donald Trump Jan 1, 2019

    Brazil's Bolsonaro Assumes Office Amid Big Hopes And Fears

    Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America’s largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing. For the far-right former army captain, the New Year’s Day inauguration was the culmination of a journey from a marginalized and even ridiculed congressmen...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Brazil's Bolsonaro to Take Power Amid High Hopes and Fears

    Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil’s president Tuesday. A fan of U.S. President Donald Trump, the 63-year-old longtime congressman rose to power on an anti-corruption and pro-gun agenda that has energized Brazilian conservatives and hard-right supporters after...

  • Donald Trump Dec 23, 2018

    Nicaragua's Ortega Pushes Ahead With Crackdowns on Dissent

    In barely a week’s time, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has cemented the authoritarian reputation of his government by shuttering the offices some of the few remaining resonant voices of dissent and expelling the international monitors documenting his government’s alleged crimes....
    At least 325 people have been killed since protests erupted in mid-April and were violently suppressed. Some 565 people have been...

  • Department of State Nov 2, 2018

    US Vows Tough Approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

    The United States imposed new sanctions Thursday on Venezuela and Cuba and promised additional penalties against Nicaragua as the Trump administration laid out a hard-line policy toward countries the White House branded a “troika of tyranny.”

  • Mexico Aug 10, 2018

    The Nicaraguan Crisis: How a Peaceful Protest Turned Into a National Revolt

    Violence stemming from protests over the past four months has made Nicaragua, once the safest Central American country, now one of the most dangerous. The U.S. on July 6 ordered non-emergency government personnel to leave the country, encouraging citizens to do the same. Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega accused the Organization of American States (OAS), which is now investigating the unrest,...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 20, 2018

    Nicaragua Marks 1979 Revolution Amid Protests, Bloodshed

    Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza on Thursday, despite an ongoing political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega’s exit from office. Supporters of the president, who helped lead the Sandinista uprising decades ago, say the country has made progress under his rule. But...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 4, 2018

    US Citizen Shot to Death in Nicaragua's Capital Amid Unrest

    A U.S. citizen was found shot to death in the capital Saturday as violence and social unrest continue to grip Nicaragua.

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