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Correction: United States-Nicaragua

Jun. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a June 21 story about U.S. and Canadian sanctions imposed on some Nicaraguan officials, The Associated Press, referring to a press release, said Canada didn't immediately identify who its sanctions were aimed at. A separate webpage did identify nine officials targeted by sanctions. A...

US, Canada sanction Nicaraguan officials over human rights

Jun. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Canada's government imposed sanctions Friday on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018. The U.S. said it was sanctioning four officials: National Assembly...

Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

Jun. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018. The human rights organization said sanctions should...

Nicaragua says released all considered political prisoners

Jun. 18, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua said Tuesday that it has released all prisoners detained in relation to 2018 anti-government protests, though the opposition maintains that more than 80 people it considers political prisoners are still in custody. President Daniel Ortega's government said in a statement...