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Nicaraguan activists detained in government crackdown

Oct. 14, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan human rights group says two activists were forced off a plane for questioning by government officials in Managua amid rising tensions and detentions of dozens of anti-government protesters. The non-governmental Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights said Sunday that...

Former Nicaraguan President Violeta Chamorro hospitalized

Oct. 2, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former Nicaraguan President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was in "delicate condition" in a Managua hospital early Tuesday after suffering a cerebral embolism, her family said. A statement from her family said the 88-year-old Chamorro, Nicaragua's first female president, was taken to...

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

Sep. 12, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LEON, Nicaragua (AP) — Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their...

Fear, uncertain future for Nicaragua's student protesters

Aug. 26, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Jairo Bonilla was inside a Managua seminary last spring during a break in Catholic Church-mediated talks to try to end Nicaragua's bloody political crisis when two fellow students approached him with a threat. "You're going to pay," warned one of them, Leonel Morales, the...