Ortega Administration Coerces Apology from Opposition Activist

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04/10/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

While taking fire from Sandinista militants, Dania Valeska Alemán Sandoval livestream recorded her experience from inside a church in Managua, the capital. The livestream quickly went viral. The Ortega administration later responded by identifying, capturing and coercing Ms. Sandoval to “confess” to her crimes of treachery and fraud for a video recording that was later …

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El Salvador: Caught in between US-China Diplomatic Row

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29/09/2018
Posted in El Salvador, USA

The Trump administration’s policy toward Latin America policy so far has been damaging at best. And this month, El Salvador found itself caught between the ongoing deterioration of US-China relations. Like many other Latin American nations in recent years, El Salvador has moved to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan – a globally understood prerequisite for …

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Nicaraguan Officials Share Their Side of the Story

Posted by Editor
26/09/2018
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

Since demonstrations began in April this year over unpopular social security reforms, the Central American nation of Nicaragua has been embroiled in civil crisis. The months of civilian demonstrations have been marked by state-backed violence against civilians and the Ortega administration’s deepening authoritarianism, which has solicited numerous public condemnations from international non-governmental organizations and government …

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Chamorro: Ortega Won’t Make it to 2021

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25/09/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

Writing in Confidencial, Carlos Fernando Chamorro opines that Nicaraguan President Danny Ortega has exceeded the point of no return, having long since taken his administration into dictatorial territory. In his analysis, Chamorro explains that the repercussions of the regime’s repression and crimes against Nicaraguans have now penetrated and disrupted every conceivable stratum of the country’s …

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JOH: So Much for the “Alliance for Prosperity”

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24/09/2018

In informal collaboration with the United States, the Alliance for Prosperity was launched by the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in 2014, it was purposed to address the region’s security deficits and other societal ills that pushed so many residents to emigrate — and four years later it’s been largely forgotten. This week …

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