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Nicaraguan supreme court justice resigns in protest

Jan. 10, 2019 10:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan media reported Thursday that a Supreme Court justice has resigned with a scathing open letter to President Daniel Ortega, who faced down anti-government protests last year by unleashing security forces and allied groups against demonstrators. The letter circulating widely on...

Nicaragua's Ortega pushes ahead with crackdowns on dissent

Dec. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In barely a week's time, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has cemented the authoritarian reputation of his government by shuttering the offices some of the few remaining resonant voices of dissent and expelling the international monitors documenting his government's alleged...

Nicaragua news director accused of terror after station raid

Dec. 22, 2018 6:43 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station's offices in their latest salvo against independent media and nongovernmental organizations. Miguel Mora's wife, Veronica...

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...