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AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguans battle over symbols amid unrest

Jun. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — During almost two months of anti-government protests, symbols of President Daniel Ortega's administration and even the earlier Sandinista revolution he helped lead have been defaced and destroyed or sometimes appropriated by demonstrators. Ortega and his wife, current Vice...

Strike paralyzes Nicaragua capital as talks to resume Friday

Jun. 14, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

MANAUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The streets of Nicaragua's capital were all but deserted Thursday as residents observed a national strike called by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's embattled government a day ahead of renewed talks on ending the political standoff. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference of...

Nicaragua march ends in shooting amid calls for early vote

May. 30, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A massive march in Nicaragua against President Daniel Ortega's government ended in violence Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on marchers. The gunshots sent thousands of demonstrators running for cover in Managua, Nicaragua's capital, and there were unconfirmed reports of about a...

Nicaraguan opposition talks with President Daniel Ortega

May. 16, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega's first formal talks with Nicaraguan opposition and civic groups since he returned to power in 2007 quickly became heated and confrontational Wednesday. The dialogue, mediated by the Roman Catholic Church, came after more than 60 people died amid a...

In Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega bends to Catholic Church

May. 16, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — On a recent Sunday, Managua's auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishop Silvio Baez talked to those gathered for Mass about love and its many forms. It soon became clear that Baez wasn't speaking just to the 300 people sitting on plastic chairs in the sweltering heat, but also to President...

Ortega to attend opening of Nicaragua's national dialogue

May. 15, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president and first lady, Rosario Murillo, say they will attend the opening of a national dialogue Wednesday that follows weeks of protests that have left dozens dead and weakened their Sandinista government. The talks...

Violence at protests in Nicaragua leaves 2 more dead

May. 13, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega's government clashed with riot police and Sandinista Youth groups in cities across Nicaragua Saturday, with demonstrators burning tires and setting up barricades in violence that left two people dead and dozens injured. Videos released...

3 killed in Nicaragua amid protests against government

May. 11, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three men have been killed amid a government crackdown on student protesters holed up in universities in Managua, the Nicaraguan capital. Nicaragua's official news site El 19 Digital named the victims as Carlos Alberto Miranda, 19; Kevin Joel Valle, 19; and Alejandro Estrada Vega,...

In Nicaragua, deadly protest crackdown spurs Ortega critics

May. 4, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega looked out over a sea of waving flags and clapped to the same songs that first accompanied him to power nearly 40 years ago. To his left stood his first lady and vice president, Rosario Murillo, and to the right, Victor Tirado, another aging former...

Tens of thousands march for peace, justice in Nicaragua

Apr. 28, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans joined a march for "Peace and Justice" called by the Catholic Church on Saturday, the second massive demonstration in less than a week following a wave of deadly protests against social security reforms. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes told demonstrators...