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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...

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...

US hits Nicaraguan officials with travel bans over violence

Jun. 7, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is placing travel bans on police and government officials accused of human rights abuses in Nicaragua. The State Department said Thursday that visa restrictions would be imposed on officials responsible for recent deadly violence against demonstrators in anti-government...

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...

US citizen shot to death in Nicaragua's capital amid unrest

Jun. 2, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A U.S. citizen was found shot to death in the capital Saturday as violence and social unrest continue to grip Nicaragua. The body of Sixto Henry Vera was lying in a street beside two burned vehicles with a bullet wound to the head, the state forensic medicine institute said....

Police: Nicaragua violence leaves 15 dead

May. 31, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — More than a dozen people died in shootings that erupted around Mothers' Day protests in Nicaragua, but the government and human rights groups differed Thursday on who was to blame. The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, which said it had members participating in Wednesday's...

Nicaragua march ends in shooting amid calls for early vote

May. 30, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A massive march in Nicaragua against President Daniel Ortega's government ended in violence Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on marchers. The gunshots sent thousands of demonstrators running for cover in Managua, Nicaragua's capital, and there were unconfirmed reports of about a...

Violence returns to anti-government protests in Nicaragua

May. 28, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Violence returned to protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government on Monday when riot police confronted protesters and students seized a university. Students demanding greater democracy and Ortega's resignation took over the Engineering University in Managua,...