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Nicaragua's president celebrates crackdown on opposition

Jul. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega used Thursday's 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church as allies of "coup...

Correction: OAS Nicaragua resolution story

Jul. 19, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a July 18 story about a resolution adopted by the Organization of American States, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position of Sen. Bob Menendez. He is the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not the chairman. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

Jul. 17, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's Monimbo...

Nicaragua's Ortega nixes early election as crisis solution

Jul. 8, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega has rejected calls for early elections as a solution to Nicaragua's political crisis, which has seen more than 250 people killed amid a heavy-handed crackdown on protests. Speaking late Saturday in his first public appearance in over a month, Ortega said...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 6, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

During the past week Mexico elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its first leftist president in decades even as Nicaragua say a continuing wave of protests about its own leftist leader, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, who is also the vice president. Chile has seen an uprising by women,...