Latest Nicaragua News

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...

Trump administration appeals ruling that immigrants can stay

Oct. 12, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from four countries who are living and working in the U.S. under temporary protected status. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed the notice of...

More than a dozen die in heavy rains in Central America

Oct. 8, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — At least 13 people have lost their lives in rains that inundated parts of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua over the weekend. Disaster agencies in all three countries reported deaths as roofs collapsed and residents were carried away by swollen rivers. Six people died in...

Immigrants cheer ruling that lets them keep protected status

Oct. 4, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Sudanese immigrant Hiwaida Elarabi learned the U.S. government was ending the temporary protected status that allowed her to live and work in the country legally for two decades, she sold off the restaurant that had been her life's dream. Terrified to return to Sudan and unable to fathom...

DOJ condemns ruling blocking Trump immigration policy

Oct. 4, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California judge blocking a Trump immigration policy (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The Department of Justice is condemning a judge's ruling that blocks the Trump administration from ending protections for 300,000 immigrants living and working in the United States. A...

Judge blocks US from ending protections for some immigrants

Oct. 3, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause "irreparable harm and great hardship." U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco...

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...

The Latest: Vatican envoy decries human rights violations

Oct. 1, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The Vatican's foreign minister is calling human rights violations "scandalous" and is urging the world to renew its commitment to all rights in the Universal Declaration adopted 70 years ago — "not...

US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge Tuesday repeated President Donald Trump's vulgar description of African countries while questioning his administration's motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S. Judge Edward Chen during a hearing in a lawsuit...

Teenager killed in Nicaragua as protest tensions flare again

Sep. 23, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Armed men wearing hoods clashed with anti-government protesters in Nicaragua's capital Sunday, and police said a teenager was killed and five people were injured. Images on Nicaraguan television showed men carrying guns and the red and black flag of the government of President...