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Today in History

Nov. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2020. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne (kohm-PYEHN’-yeh)....

Nicaragua approves "cybercrimes" law, alarming rights groups

Oct. 27, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s unicameral legislature approved legislation on Tuesday mandating prison sentences for those who use online platforms to spread false information or information that could raise alarm among people. The bill had been pushed by President Daniel Ortega’s...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during the inauguration ceremony of a highway overpass in Managua, Nicaragua. The Central American nation's National Assembly approved a controversial law Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, that would give the government of President Ortega more power to monitor people, businesses and organizations that receive funding from overseas. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)

Nicaragua passes controversial 'foreign agent' law

Oct. 15, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s National Assembly approved a law Thursday that would give the government of President Daniel Ortega more power to monitor people, businesses and organizations that receive funding from abroad. The so-called law for the regulation of foreign agents carried by a...

US slaps sanctions on more top Nicaraguan officials

Oct. 9, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s attorney general, the U.S.-born private secretary to President Daniel Ortega and a savings-and-loan business. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control said the sanction decision “targets corrupt...

European Parliament warns of proposed Nicaraguan laws

Oct. 8, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution Thursday threatening sanctions if Nicaragua approves two proposed laws they say would repress free expression in the Central American nation. The resolution targets Nicaragua’s proposed foreign agents law...