President Ortega Silent Over Most Recent Violent Outbreaks

Posted by Editor
15/07/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

After three months, it’s becoming more difficult to call what’s happening in Nicaragua a series of civil disputes, of demonstrations. The developments over the weekend are emblematic of something much worse. Not only is Nicaragua a failed state – undone by mismanagement, corruption and oppression – but the country has become a war zone under …

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The Story Changes for Latin American News Media

Posted by Editor
15/07/2018

The malpractice of government institutions in Latin America often takes form as  misuse of public funds, conflicts of interest and corruption, state-backed violence, electoral fraud and media censorship among other transgressions. Though in the global context, each of these wrongs are often products of an authoritarian or otherwise undemocratic government. In Latin America however, the …

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An Eye-Opening Interview with Carlos Chamorro

Posted by Editor
08/07/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

This week, renowned Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro gave a detailed, honest, and eye-opening interview. Considering President Danny Ortega’s consistently authoritarian and often violent treatment of the press, Mr. Chamorro’s decision to deliver this interview is an incredibly brave feat. Surely Mr. Chamorro, the Director of the Nicaraguan newspaper known as Confidencial, understands the role of …

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Bianca Jagger’s Dispatch from the Frontlines in Nicaragua

Posted by Mike Phillips
12/06/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

Another harrowing report from Managua on the confrontation between increasingly multitudinous protesters and the Ortega government – this time from Bianca Jagger and Christopher Dickey in the Daily Beast. Human rights groups have recorded more than 140 deaths, more than 1000 injured, and counting. Families search for relatives, especially young people, taken violently on the …

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Nicaragua’s Young Revolutionaries

Posted by Mike Phillips
11/06/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

Interesting piece in the Guardian today from Tom Phillips on the student revolutionaries at UNAN in Managua. Ortega’s time is about up, it seems. “Our struggle is to eliminate this regime,” said Armando Téllez, the first-year economics student running one of three such protest camps to have consumed local universities since anti-government demonstrations erupted on …

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