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Western Hemisphere’s Leftist Leaders Honor Hugo Chávez in Crumbling Venezuela

Western Hemisphere’s Leftist Leaders Honor Hugo Chávez in Crumbling Venezuela

Latin American's remaining leftist leaders honored late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez at a meeting on Monday, omitting his legacy of authoritarianism, economic mismanagement, and the worst
Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua

Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua

Fears unrest over social security reforms may grow as more demonstrators join in and the state responds with heavy handViolent protests have spread across Nicaragua in response to government reforms

Nicaragua on the Brink, Once Again

Jon Lee Anderson on protests in Nicaragua over proposed social-security reforms that are threatening the stability of the government of President Daniel Ortega.
Nicaragua's toppling 'trees' strike ominous note for Daniel Ortega's rule

Nicaragua's toppling 'trees' strike ominous note for Daniel Ortega's rule

The metal sculptures were meant to beautify cityscapes but for protesters they came to symbolise a revolutionary who lost touchWhen protesters flooded the streets of Managua this week, their anger
The ‘Strongmen Era’ Is Here. Here’s What It Means for You
Daniel Ortega called a 'killer' as talks open with protesters on Nicaragua crisis

Daniel Ortega called a 'killer' as talks open with protesters on Nicaragua crisis

Dialogue between president and protesters follows a month of public unrest sparked by social security reforms in which at least 65 people have diedProtesters berated Nicaragua’s president, Daniel
Nicaragua: peace talks with Ortega abandoned after 11 killed at protest

Nicaragua: peace talks with Ortega abandoned after 11 killed at protest

Bishops said they are ending talks with the president after pro-Ortega forces opened fire at a Mother’s Day protestNicaraguan bishops have announced they are abandoning peace talks with the embattled
When Democracy Isn’t Enough

When Democracy Isn’t Enough

When the early returns of the November 26 presidential election in Honduras began coming in, supporters of the leftist opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, had cause to celebrate. With 57 percent
In Nicaragua, blood, rage, and the looming threat of dictatorship

In Nicaragua, blood, rage, and the looming threat of dictatorship

Fifteen-year-old Álvaro Conrado died of a gunshot wound to the throat on April 20. His final words were, “It hurts to breathe.” Álvaro had been embedded in the massive demonstrations taking place at
Nicaragua's Sandinista stronghold is a city 'at war' with the president

Nicaragua's Sandinista stronghold is a city 'at war' with the president

Daniel Ortega makes yearly pilgrimages to Masaya. But in the cradle of Sandinismo, residents demand his exitThe graffiti that covers signs and billboards on the road to the cradle of Sandinismo offer
Barricades draw battle lines over Nicaragua's revolutionary heritage

Barricades draw battle lines over Nicaragua's revolutionary heritage

The barriers that have sprung up as part of the uprising against Daniel Ortega’s government present an image rich in associationsAt Nicaragua’s oldest university, resistance is the new
Communist Nicaragua's 'ISIS-Style' Crackdown Kills 180, Detains 2,000

Communist Nicaragua's 'ISIS-Style' Crackdown Kills 180, Detains 2,000

A crackdown on anti-establishment protesters carried out by the communist government of Sandinista President Daniel Ortega and his supporters in Nicaragua over the last two months has left nearly 180
Over 200 Protesters Killed Since April in Nicaragua

Over 200 Protesters Killed Since April in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan regime's deadly ongoing crackdown on protesters discontent with the policies of the ruling government of the communist Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega has already left over 200 people
Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega to stand firm despite violence

Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega to stand firm despite violence

Adviser accuses protesters of trying to engineer ‘soft coup’ against longstanding leaderNicaragua’s Daniel Ortega will not stand down as president despite more than two months of unrest and violent
Catholic Church Joins Anti-Leftist Opposition in Nicaragua

Catholic Church Joins Anti-Leftist Opposition in Nicaragua

The commitment by the repressive communist administration of Daniel Ortega to dialogue with the Catholic Church-backed opposition is “insincere,” the human rights group Amnesty International
Tiny coffins: how Nicaragua’s spiraling violence ravaged a family

Tiny coffins: how Nicaragua’s spiraling violence ravaged a family

Six family members were killed, including two infants, after a home was torched allegedly by a pro-Daniel Ortega militia, in a horrific episode caused by Nicaragua’s political convulsionWhen the
Death toll in Nicaragua rises as anti-government protests grow

Death toll in Nicaragua rises as anti-government protests grow

At least 38 people were killed Sunday in anti-government protests covering much of Nicaragua, human rights officials said this week — the single deadliest day since the protests began back in April.
'This massacre must stop': Nicaraguan student rebels face militia assault

'This massacre must stop': Nicaraguan student rebels face militia assault

Witnesses describe terrifying attack on occupied university where activists are protesting president Daniel OrtegaPro-government militias have launched what witnesses described as a terrifying
Ortega Weekend Siege on Nicaragua Church Ends with 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

Ortega Weekend Siege on Nicaragua Church Ends with 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

An estimated 200 student protesters deemed "terrorists" by the communist government of Nicaragua safely walked out of a Catholic Church after it was besieged for hours over the weekend by forces loyal
Nicaragua: what's driving the uprising and what comes next?

Nicaragua: what's driving the uprising and what comes next?

A revolt against President Daniel Ortega has plunged the country into crisis as more than 300 people have been killed since AprilJust a few months ago Nicaragua was considered one of Central America’s
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