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Families say Nicaragua prison conditions deteriorating

Nov. 20, 2021 13:37 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Relatives of political figures held prisoner in Nicaragua since a series of arrests ahead of this month's presidential election expressed concern Saturday about the declining health of the inmates and called for their immediate release. The...

OAS assembly condemns Nicaragua's election as 'not free'

Nov. 12, 2021 22:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The General Assembly of the Organization of American States voted Friday to condemn Nicaragua’s Nov. 7 presidential vote, saying the elections “were not free, fair or transparent, and lack democratic legitimacy.” Twenty-five countries in the...

Nicaragua's Ortega decries foes who question his re-election

Nov. 08, 2021 21:29 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A day after questioned elections, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government on Monday set about painting as a historic democratic victory what many of the world's democracies condemned as a sham. Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council said...

Nicaragua's Ortega seeks re-election in questioned vote

Nov. 07, 2021 19:29 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega sought a fourth consecutive term in elections Sunday against a field of little-known candidates while those who could have given him a real challenge sat in jail. Voting was orderly and speedy as voters noted...

Nicaragua's Ortega seeks 4th straight term with foes in jail

Nov. 04, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Back in May, the chances of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s reelection to a fourth consecutive term on Sunday were looking good. His party was arranging the electoral calendar in his favor and the opposition was divided. Then a CID-Gallup...

Nicaraguan opposition says elections "void and illegitimate"

Oct. 07, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan opposition groups said Thursday that next month’s presidential election is “void and illegitimate” because of President Daniel Ortega’s arrests of critics and seven potential challengers. A statement issued by the...

Nicaragua gov't squeezes doctors, talk of 'health terrorism'

Sep. 13, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Other countries have lured doctors out of retirement, pushed medical students to the front lines and buoyed medical personnel exhausted by COVID-19 cases, but in Nicaragua doctors have been harassed, threatened and sometimes forced into exile for questioning official...