Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s “Days Are Numbered” According To The Trump Administration

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20/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton [pictured], took to Twitter today to reiterate President Trump’s assertion that Ortega’s “days are numbered.” The administration’s apparent re-prioritization of Nicaragua is hastening as dual humanitarian and diplomatic crises persist in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela. In the eyes of Bolton and President Trump, two members of Latin America’s “Troika …

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Prominent Nicaraguan Journalist Claims the Resistance of the Press to be Key to Raising Hope in his Country

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18/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

Writing for the Spanish-language New York Times [NYT ES], Carlos F. Chamorro [pictured], a leading Nicaraguan journalist, expresses his unshakeable belief that the press is an institution essential to democratic societies – even in Nicaragua, where the well being and safety of journalists are increasingly subject to the discretions of the regime, as President Danny …

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Nicaragua Increasingly Resembles Venezuela

Posted by Editor
09/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

It’s nearly been a year since the anti-pension reform protests in Nicaragua were met with a violent government crackdown. Over the course of these last several months, Nicaragua has begun to resemble 2017-2019 Venezuela in more ways than one. As President Danny Ortega’s aberration from democratic governance, tightening grip on the presidency, and relentless assault …

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Rate of Political Imprisonment Rises in Nicaragua

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07/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

Confidencial, a popular Nicaraguan newspaper critical of the Ortega administration, reports that the number of political prisoners in Nicaragua has been steadily increasing since political repression began last year. Even civilians with as large a public profile as Carlos F. Chamorro [pictured], the founder of Confidencial, are not safe from persecution by the state, fleeing …

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President Ortega of Nicaragua Acts Like He’s Not Going Anywhere Soon

Posted by Editor
31/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

A few months short of a year since anti-government demonstrations began in Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega is showing no signs of stepping down, despite condemnation from numerous international governments and institutions. On the contrary, it appears that the increasingly authoritarian Central American president is emboldened in his position, even to the point where he’s announced …

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