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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
This Sunday, Nicaragua will hold an election the United States calls a "sham." President Daniel Ortega is seeking a fourth consecutive term and has made sure to silence the opposition before the first vote is cast. He has locked up…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
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…
During the past three weeks two massive hurricanes -- Eta and Iota -- have slammed into Central America causing devastation to a region already reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Schifrin reports on how many across Central America are still…
By Patty Gorena Morales, Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Here are some organizations working to alleviate the crisis throughout the region, and others offering aid to specific communities in need.
By Carlos Herrera, Associated Press
The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota is becoming clear as communications are restored after the second Category 4 hurricane in two weeks to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.
By Gabriela Selser, Associated Press
In a one-two punch, Hurricane Iota roared ashore as a dangerous Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful Hurricane Eta 13 days earlier.
The storm had weakened from the Category 4 hurricane that battered the coast, but it was moving so slowly and dumping so much rain that much of Central America was on high alert. Eta had sustained winds of 50 mph…
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