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Venezuelan exile Dr. Rafael Gottenger, President Of Venezuelan American Medical Association, speaks during a news conference after a roundtable discussion with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Miami. At rear is Venezuelan exile Milagros Mendez. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Pompeo talks Nicaragua after Florida Senate condemns Ortega

Jan. 23, 2020 3:25 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Latin American affairs with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, the day after the state Senate unanimously voted to condemn Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. DeSantis and Pompeo hosted a roundtable discussion with prominent members...

Nicaragua's opposition unites against Ortega administration

Jan. 17, 2020 4:55 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's two main opposition groups announced the formation of a coalition Friday aimed at winning the 2021 elections and ending President Daniel Ortega's rule. Representatives of the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy and Blue and White National Unity said they hope to...

Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. The next day, a second 6.4-magnitude quake hit the same area overnight. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 10, 2020 12:01 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Puerto Rico was hit by a 5.8-magnitude quake before dawn Monday, then another 6.4-magnitude quake on Tuesday. Only one person died, but the...

Ivania Alvarez holds up an open jug of water to celebrates with Neyma Hernandez after their release from prison, at her home in Managua, Nicaragua, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. The two belonged to the

Nicaragua frees 91 protesters, including Belgian

Dec. 30, 2019 1:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Nicaraguan government feed 91 protesters Monday, including 16 activists arrested in Nicaragua in November for taking water to demonstrators. Those released included a student leader who is a Belgian dual-national. The Interior Ministry said all 91 had been released under a form of...

Nicaragua nationalizes fuel firm 2 days after US sanctions

Dec. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua nationalized the fuel distribution company DNP on Saturday, two days after U.S. authorities sanctioned the firm for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega’s family for personal enrichment through non-competitive contracts with government institutions. The...

US imposed sanctions on Nicaragua president's son

Dec. 12, 2019 3:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega for his alleged role on money laundering and corruption. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Rafael Antonio Ortega Murillo uses two companies...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, Carlos Fernando Chamorro arrives outside Central Courts in Managua, Nicaragua. Chamorro has returned to the Nicaragua after nearly a year in exile in Costa Rica. Chamorro fled in January, a month after police raided and occupied his news outlets’ offices. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)

Prominent Nicaraguan journalist returns from self-exile

Nov. 25, 2019 5:02 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Prominent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro returned to Nicaragua on Monday after nearly a year in self-exile in neighboring Costa Rica. Chamorro fled Nicaragua in January, a month after police raided and occupied his news outlets’ offices. A son of former President...