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Nicaraguan activists detained in government crackdown

Oct. 14, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan human rights group says two activists were forced off a plane for questioning by government officials in Managua amid rising tensions and detentions of dozens of anti-government protesters. The non-governmental Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights said Sunday that...

Former Nicaraguan President Violeta Chamorro hospitalized

Oct. 2, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former Nicaraguan President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was in "delicate condition" in a Managua hospital early Tuesday after suffering a cerebral embolism, her family said. A statement from her family said the 88-year-old Chamorro, Nicaragua's first female president, was taken to...

The Latest: Vatican envoy decries human rights violations

Oct. 1, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The Vatican's foreign minister is calling human rights violations "scandalous" and is urging the world to renew its commitment to all rights in the Universal Declaration adopted 70 years ago — "not...

Teenager killed in Nicaragua as protest tensions flare again

Sep. 23, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Armed men wearing hoods clashed with anti-government protesters in Nicaragua's capital Sunday, and police said a teenager was killed and five people were injured. Images on Nicaraguan television showed men carrying guns and the red and black flag of the government of President...

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

Sep. 12, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LEON, Nicaragua (AP) — Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 7, 2018 12:04 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. Brazil lost one of its national treasures when the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro went up in flames, destroying thousands upon thousands of artifacts,...

US warns Nicaragua is following path of Syria and Venezuela

Sep. 5, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned the Security Council on Wednesday that Nicaragua is heading down the path that led to conflict in Syria and a crisis in Venezuela that has spilled into the region — but Russia, China and Bolivia said Nicaragua doesn't pose an international threat and...

Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

Sep. 1, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests. Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the U.N.'s human rights mission in...

Guatemala president nixes renewal for UN anti-graft body

Aug. 31, 2018 9:37 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 31, 2018 12:01 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. The perhaps oldest living person was born on Oct. 26, 1900 in a mining camp in the mountains. Julia Flores Colque has witnessed two world wars and...