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Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

Dec. 14, 2018 5:14 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. The raids were the latest strong-arm actions taken by the government of President Daniel Ortega....

Nicaraguan lawmakers go after allegedly anti-government NGOs

Dec. 12, 2018 5:45 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega's allies in Nicaragua's legislature are canceling the legal status of non-governmental groups identified as supporting months-long opposition protests. In the past two weeks, Ortega's Sandinista party, which controls 70 of the 92 votes in the National...

Nicaragua's first lady, aide added to US sanctions list

Nov. 27, 2018 8:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday added the first lady of Nicaragua and one of her senior aides to a sanctions list as part of its effort to increase pressure on President Daniel Ortega's government for its violent response to a political crisis. U.S. officials said First Lady and Vice...

The Latest: Appeal on asylum ruling will be filed

Nov. 20, 2018 7:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says an appeal will be filed on the decision by a judge to bar the Trump administration from refusing...

Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

Nov. 9, 2018 4:51 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of...

Spain's foreign minister urges sanctions on Nicaragua's govt

Nov. 9, 2018 10:14 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's foreign minister is calling for international sanctions on Nicaragua's government. Josep Borrell told an Iberian-Latin American forum in Madrid on Friday that diplomatic pressure must be exerted on President Daniel Ortega's Sandinista government amid a deadly political crisis there....

US vows tough approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

Nov. 1, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The United States imposed new sanctions Thursday on Venezuela and Cuba and promised additional penalties against Nicaragua as the Trump administration laid out a hard-line policy toward countries the White House branded a "troika of tyranny." National security adviser John Bolton condemned...

Trump White House calls Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua 'troika of tyranny'; announces new sanctions, vows tough approach

Nov. 1, 2018 1:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump White House calls Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua 'troika of tyranny'; announces new sanctions, vows tough approach.

In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

Oct. 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico. Nicaraguans represent a small minority of the many migrants who cross through Mexico...

In migrant caravan, a Nicaraguan family flees persecution

Oct. 25, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Amid thousands of mostly Honduran migrants hoping to make it to the United States, the Velasquez Gonzalez family from Nicaragua is something of an outlier. While most joined spontaneously as word of the caravan spread in the last 12 days or so, the long, terrible journey for the...