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Trump Takes The Gloves Off Against Cuba, Venezuela, And Nicaragua

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced yesterday strong measures against the three dictatorships that are exporting terror, starvation, and socialism in our Hemisphere. The new axis of evil begins in Havana and spreads out to Caracas and Managua.


Strong police presence ahead of march in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Hundreds of police are lining a thoroughfare and manning overpasses in Nicaragua's capital hours before a scheduled opposition march to mark a year since protesters took to the streets to oppose the government of President Daniel Ortega.


Nicaragua government says releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of protest anniversary

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua’s government said it released 636 prisoners on Tuesday as embattled President Daniel Ortega seeks to consolidate his hold on power nearly one year since the beginning of the biggest protests to shake his government.


US sanctions Venezuela central bank, Nicaragua prez son

The U.S. blacklisted Venezuela’s central bank and the son of Nicaragua’s president Wednesday as the Trump administration continues to ramp up financial pressure on Venezuela and its regional allies.


The Youth Leading Nicaragua’s Uprising, One Year Later

On March 16, 2019, Nicaraguans gathered for the country’s first mass protest in nearly six months. Neither the rain nor the phalanx of riot police dispatched along the route could deter those who had gathered with their blue and white flags to demand the release of over 600 political prisoners and t


Nicaragua crisis forces 60,000 people to flee homes in past year - U.N.

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one year after anti-government protests began in Nicaragua, tens of thousands of people have fled the country in fear for their lives, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


Agio Ships San Pedro de Macorís Nicaragua, Sun Grown

Royal Agio Cigars has begun shipping its new San Pedro de Macorís lines. Both cigars are offered in the same sizes and prices as the original San Pedro de Macorís Brazil and Ecuador lines. They also feature the nearly same internal blend as the two lines: a Domincian olor binder over Dominican olor


12 Defining Moments in Nicaragua’s Year-Long Crisis

“But April in Nicaragua is the month of death.” These words were true when Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal wrote them in 1960’s Hora 0, and they are true now. Following the peaceful protests of civilians speaking out against the government’s inaction in controlling the fire at the Reserv


Nicaragua police deny permit for protest anniversary march

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua's national police have denied a permit request for a march to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the start of anti-government protests, setting up a possible conflict with the opposition, which has called for the march to go on.


Why Nicaragua's 'Tropical Spring' Failed to Unseat President Daniel Ortega

One year ago, Nicaragua’s government was on the verge of collapse. Protests against President Daniel Ortega exploded nationwide on April 19th, 2018, after the government quietly passed a tax on retirees' pension checks. Demonstrators barricaded highways and main roads, paralyzing Nicaragua's economy


Mario Diaz-Balart: Trump, Congress Working Toward a Free, Prosperous and Democratic Nicaragua

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., met with members of the Nicaraguan community in South Florida on the first anniversary of anti-government protests and said the following after the meeting:


Nicaragua govt. guarantees safe return of exiles

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s government said Monday it will implement a program to guarantee the safe return of exiles. Anyone who fled in the past year and does not have an open court case or formal accusation against them will be eligible to return, the foreign affairs ministry said in a


Legends of Nicaragua, April 18

There will be a benefit concert for the people of Nicaragua on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. with Nicaraguan musicians Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Holly Near. Nicaraguan food will also be available. Tickets are $40 to $45 and can be purchased online at nicamigos.org. The show takes pl


Crisis deepens in Nicaragua a year into anti-Ortega protests

Managua (AFP) – Nicaragua’s opposition has called on its supporters to defy a police ban and protest against the regime of President Daniel Ortega to mark the anniversary of the “civil and peaceful insurrection” that left 325 people dead last year.


Op-Ed: As the Government Pushes Young Nicaraguans Out, It’s Losing a Talented Generation

In Nicaragua, being young and thinking differently can lead to repression, exile, imprisonment, and death. Some may say this is hyperbole or a straight-up lie – the state, for example, chalks up our protests to a failed coup attempt against Daniel Ortega’s government – but all this and more is the p


One year after Nicaraguan uprising, Ortega is back in control

One year ago, Nicaragua’s government was on the verge of collapse. Protests against President Daniel Ortega exploded nationwide on April 19, 2018 after the government quietly passed a tax on retirees’ pension checks. Demonstrators barricaded highways and main roads, paralyzing Nicaragua’s economy.


Nicaragua: One Year Later, President Ortega Must Release Prisoners of Conscience

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Nicaraguan security forces’ deadly crackdown on antigovernment protests that began on April 18, 2018, Freedom House released the following statement:


Go Shred in Nicaragua with Archy

The water in Dana Point and San Clemente is still ridiculously cold. Blame it on the spring winds and offshore upwellings. For those looking to hit the eject button for a dose of warm water and actually improve their surfing skills, a unique opportunity has come up in Nicaragua. International Surf P


US briefing: Notre Dame, Nicaragua and Bernie Sanders' tax returns

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13 Events That Spotlight Nicaragua’s Popular Uprising on the 1-Year Anniversary

With April 18 – the one-year anniversary of the Nicaraguan popular civic uprising – quickly approaching, many are finding ways to commemorate the heroes who fought and continue to fight for the future of the Central American country.