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International groups invited to document Nicaragua violence

Jun. 20, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International organizations said Wednesday they have received the go-ahead to travel to Nicaragua to investigate violence that has killed more than 170 people, apparently solving an impasse that halted talks on resolving the nation's political crisis. Negotiations between...

3 more killed as Nicaragua's political unrest hits 2 months

Jun. 19, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three people were shot dead in the city of Masaya as security forces and allied groups tried to regain control of the area, a human rights group reported Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken Nicaragua. Alvaro Leiva, director of the Nicaraguan...

Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisis

Jun. 18, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's Roman Catholic hierarchy has suspended a dialogue with the government aimed at ending a two-month political crisis. The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua says the government has not met an agreed requirement to formally invite the United Nations High Commissioner for...

Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

Jun. 16, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Armed assailants set fire to a house and gunfire erupted at a street barricade in Nicaragua's capital on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead and casting a pall over talks aimed at ending weeks of unrest. The violence raised tensions as representatives from civil society...

Talks resume in Nicaragua amid continuing protests, deaths

Jun. 15, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Talks aimed at resolving a nearly two-month-old political crisis in Nicaragua bogged down again Friday amid ongoing unrest. 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'...

AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguans battle over symbols amid unrest

Jun. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — During almost two months of anti-government protests, symbols of President Daniel Ortega's administration and even the earlier Sandinista revolution he helped lead have been defaced and destroyed or sometimes appropriated by demonstrators. Ortega and his wife, current Vice...

Strike paralyzes Nicaragua capital as talks to resume Friday

Jun. 14, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

MANAUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The streets of Nicaragua's capital were all but deserted Thursday as residents observed a national strike called by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's embattled government a day ahead of renewed talks on ending the political standoff. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference of...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 8, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. A big eruption at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire sent roiling clouds of super-heated gas and ash pouring down its slopes into nearby villages, killing...

Nicaraguan tourist destination suffers violent clashes

Jun. 6, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The violence that has wracked Nicaragua since anti-government protests erupted in mid-April has spread to Granada, one of the country's principal tourism destinations. Two people were killed Tuesday in the colonial town on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Its city hall was also set...

Nicaraguan Cardinal emeritus Miguel Obando dies at 92

Jun. 3, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Cardinal emeritus Miguel Obando y Bravo, who clashed with Nicaragua's Sandinista leaders and later reconciled with them, died Sunday at age 92, the country's Roman Catholic Church announced. The Nicaraguan Bishops' Conference said in a statement that "the Church of Nicaragua is in...