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Sandinistas complete their political domination of Nicaragua

Nov. 07, 2022 21:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Sandinista National Liberation Front completed its political domination of Nicaragua on Monday as electoral officials said it had won control of all the country's 153 municipalities in elections that critics called unfair. Coming into Sunday’s elections,...

Nicaragua ruling party seeks to expand hold in local votes

Nov. 06, 2022 21:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After an electoral campaign without rallies, demonstrations or even real opposition, Nicaraguans voted in municipal elections Sunday that the governing party hoped would give it near-total control of local governments. President Daniel Ortega's party already...

Nicaragua's Ortega says US sanctions will make more migrants

Oct. 27, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Thursday that new sanctions imposed on his government by the United States this week would only serve to drive more migrants to the U.S. border. Speaking at an anniversary ceremony for the country Interior Ministry, Ortega...

Biden targets Nicaragua's gold in new move against Ortega

Oct. 24, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration is ratcheting up pressure on President Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian rule in Nicaragua, threatening a ban on Americans from doing business in the nation’s gold industry, raising the possibility of trade restrictions and stripping the U.S. visas of some...

AP: The US ratchets up pressure on Ortega's rule in Nicaragua, targeting gold industry with new sanctions

Oct. 24, 2022 11:10 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — AP: The US ratchets up pressure on Ortega's rule in Nicaragua, targeting gold industry with new sanctions.

Illegal border crossings to US from Mexico hit annual high

Oct. 22, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A surge in migration from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in September brought the number of illegal crossings to the highest level ever recorded in a fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The year-end numbers reflect deteriorating economic...

Relatives fear for lives of jailed Nicaraguan opponents

Oct. 17, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of four well-known opposition figures jailed in Nicaragua fear for their relatives’ lives because of bad conditions at the infamous El Chipote prison. The four prisoners began a hunger strike in September to protest a lack of medical care, bad food and...

28 dead as Julia drenches Central America with rainfall

Oct. 10, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Hurricane Julia has dissipated, but is still drenching Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains Monday after it reemerged in the Pacific following a pounding of Nicaragua. At least 28 people were reported dead as a direct or indirect result of...

Hurricane Julia hits Nicaragua with torrential rainfall

Oct. 09, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua's central Caribbean coast and dumped torrential rains across Central America before reemerging over the Pacific as a tropical storm. It was forecast to travel parallel to the coasts of El Salvador and Guatemala on Monday. Julia hit...

Hurricane Julia near Nicaragua after lashing Colombia island

Oct. 08, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Julia closed in on Nicaragua's central Caribbean coast late Saturday after lashing Colombia's San Andres island in a near pass soon after strengthening from a tropical storm in the afternoon. After gaining power throughout the day, Julia's maximum...