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Nicaraguan opposition slams government's no show at talks

Jul. 31, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan opposition leaders returned to the negotiating table Wednesday at a business center where talks on resolving the country's political crisis stalled months ago, but there was nobody there to talk to. In what was apparently a bit of theater designed to call attention to...

Nicaragua court frees prisoner in death of Brazilian student

Jul. 23, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A court in Nicaragua on Tuesday ordered the release of a suspected armed pro-government civilian sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of Brazilian medical student Rayneia Lima a year ago. Three judges in the Managua Court of Appeals freed Pierson Gutiérrez, who was...

OAS calls on Nicaragua to release all government opponents

Jun. 20, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Organization of American States urged Nicaragua on Thursday to release all imprisoned government opponents, cancel the legal cases against them and restore fundamental rights. The OAS said in a statement that it applauds "the release of political prisoners," about 600 of whom...