Latest Nicaragua News

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other

Jul. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) — A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in from dozens of cars lined up to cross the U.S.-Mexico border....

Nicaragua opposition says open to resuming talks on standoff

Jul. 5, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's political opposition says it is willing to resume dialogue with President Daniel Ortega's government over resolving the country's political standoff. The announcement by the Civic Alliance opposition group comes Friday in a letter directed to the Organization of...

De Blasio says Cuba, Nicaragua have gone astray

Jun. 28, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions have gone astray, a day after he was criticized for quoting a Cuban revolutionary slogan. De Blasio was asked to comment on the governments of the two Latin American countries on Friday. The mayor and Democratic...

Correction: United States-Nicaragua

Jun. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a June 21 story about U.S. and Canadian sanctions imposed on some Nicaraguan officials, The Associated Press, referring to a press release, said Canada didn't immediately identify who its sanctions were aimed at. A separate webpage did identify nine officials targeted by sanctions. A...

US, Canada sanction Nicaraguan officials over human rights

Jun. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Canada's government imposed sanctions Friday on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018. The U.S. said it was sanctioning four officials: National Assembly...

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...

NRA sues ex-president Oliver North, saying he harmed the NRA

Jun. 20, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association has sued its former president, Oliver North, for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA" as turmoil that was exposed publicly when North resigned two months ago continued Thursday when the organization also turned against its longtime chief lobbyist. The...

Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

Jun. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018. The human rights organization said sanctions should...

HRW calls for sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

Jun. 19, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch is calling on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018. The human rights organization said Wednesday that...