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Nicaragua's bishops strive to find way out of national crisis

A demonstrator holds a crucifix during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua, May 15. (Credit: CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters.)

CRUXNOW.COM - 2018-06-19 03:46:10

Barricades and Empty Streets: Nicaragua's Leader Loses Control

“We are going to make hamburger meat out of them,” said a masked man armed with a homemade bazooka, referring to dozens of police who remain loyal to the embattled President Daniel Ortega .

MSN.COM - 2018-06-18 19:00:06

My Nicaragua Motorcycle Diary: Racing Through a Revolution

Joe Tustin, 29, quit his job as a software sales executive in the Denver area last October and set out to travel the world. After months in Nepal and Southeast Asia, he left Colorado again in May on a rebuilt motorcycle, hoping to make it to Patagonia by Christmas. Over the last few days he has been

DAILY BEAST - 2018-06-18 09:19:36

UN rights chief mulls probe of Nicaragua violence - Breitbart

“The gravity of these developments may well merit an international commission of inquiry,” he said, referring to the UN’s highest-level international rights investigation.

BREITBART - 2018-06-18 03:17:56

Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters

"As a mother, I am desperate," Saldana pleas, her voice cracking through streaming tears as several security guards observe across the fence.

YAHOO! - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Nicaragua: 31 People Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Attacks

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DEMOCRACY NOW - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Opposition leader plans return to Nicaragua, where arrest awaits him

If you sit down to chat with Felix Maradiaga, he sounds pretty much like the mild-mannered academic almost everybody has always thought he was: a many with a master’s degree from Harvard who spends most of his time at a computer writing papers with titles like “International Migration and Nationhood

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-06-17 14:50:00

The Observer view on Nicaragua’s critical need for a new direction

Not so much is heard from them about Nicaragua these days. And that’s a pity. The country appears to be in the throes of another revolution, but this time it isOrtega who is experiencing the people’s wrath. After failing to convert socialist enthusiasm into economic progress, Ortega was defeated by


Fire And Shooting Kill At Least 8 In Nicaragua, Ending Truce

A truce to halt the political unrest in Nicaragua ended aftera shooting and a fireon Saturday left at least eight people dead.The Nicaraguan government had struck the truce with civic leaders on Friday to end the violence between officials and demonstrators that has left dozens of people dead.Here's


Arson attack mars Nicaragua ceasefire

AFP View inside a house burnt down under unclear circumstances and in which four adults and two children died, in the Carlos Marx neighbourhood, in Managua on June 16, 2018. At least four adults and two children died in the arson attack 1


Nicaragua gunfire and home blaze breaks Ortega peace truce; eight dead

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A shooting and fire in Nicaragua early on Saturday left eight people dead and shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters after two months of political unrest that has caused at least 170 deaths. A burned bus is seen during a


Violent deaths overshadow Nicaragua crisis talks - Breitbart

Managua (AFP) – At least eight people were killed Saturday in Managua, police sources said, raising to 178 the number of deaths in anti-government unrest that began two months ago in Nicaragua.


At least eight killed in Nicaragua unrest: police - Breitbart

Managua (AFP) – At least eight people were killed Saturday in Managua, police sources said, raising to 178 the number of deaths in anti-government unrest that began two months ago in Nicaragua.


Nicaragua government agrees to international probe into deadly protests

Nicaragua's Catholic bishops announced Friday that the government and the opposition agreed to cease all types of violence and allow a foreign entity to investigate the deaths linked to the protests.The proposal says the government would allow an investigation into "all the deaths and acts of violen


Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to truce after weeks of deadly violence

Ortega, however, did not address a call byCatholic churchmediators to allow for early elections next year to defuse the gravest political crisis since the country ended a U.S.-fueled civil war in 1990. His third consecutive presidential term is


Nicaragua's central bank seeks to bolster liquidity amid political crisis

In a statement, the Central Bank of Nicaragua said the reserve requirement ratio for banks would be reduced from 12 percent to 10 percent, effective June 18.


Nicaragua to invite rights groups to probe deadly unrest - Breitbart

The Central American country was also to “create a verification and security commission, which will be accompanied by the IACHR, the UN and the European Union, always with the Catholic Church as witnesses and mediators,” Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes said.


Talks resume in Nicaragua amid continuing protests, deaths

The negotiations had been suspended since May 23 due to a lack of progress, but resumed again Friday between business, student, civil society and farmers' groups and representatives of President Daniel Ortega's government. The talks are being mediated by the Roman Catholic Church.


Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest - Breitbart

Under the new agreement Managua would urge the presence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights — an autonomous branch of the Organization of American States — to investigate “all deaths and acts of violence, the identification of those responsible and a comprehensive plan for the victims s


Nicaragua renews talks aimed at quelling protests

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas