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By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
Friday's pre-dawn raid came after Nicaraguan authorities accused Matagalpa Diocese Bishop Rolando Álvarez of allegedly "organizing violent groups" and inciting them "to carry out acts of hate against the population."…
By Gabriela Selser, Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
The election will determine who holds the presidency for the next five years, as well as 90 of the 92 seats in the congress and Nicaragua’s representation in the Central American Parliament. More than 4.4 million Nicaraguan age 16 and…
By Associated Press
Fifty-nine countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council signed onto a statement Tuesday expressing concern over arbitrary arrests and the restriction of fundamental rights.
The moves over the weekend suggest Ortega has moved beyond arresting potential opposition candidates in the Nov. 7 elections, and has begun arresting any prominent member of the opposition. Sunday's arrests bring to 12 the number of opponents detained since…
Political protests have raged across Nicaragua for more than three months against the government of Daniel Ortega, accused of being a dictator. More than 300 people have since died in street battles, and the Catholic Church has taken the protestors'…
By PBS NewsHour
More than 180 people have died in violent clashes between citizens and pro-government forces over the last two months in Nicaragua. People are demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega, who has dominated Nicaraguan politics for nearly 40 years, and…
Nicaragua Vote Puts Daniel Ortega's Leadership Back in Spotlight…
By Talea Miller
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega leads in polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Photo by AFP. The NewsHour's global health unit is in Nicaragua this week, reporting on upcoming elections and the push to prevent deadly childhood diseases. Look for…
Confirmation that former Marxist rebel Daniel Ortega won Nicaragua's presidential election has raised concerns among American officials of a mounting anti-U.S. alliance in Latin America.
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