Trump Administration Wants to Kick Nicaragua, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic out of CAFTA

Posted by Editor
09/01/2019

The Trump administration is targeting the memberships of Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic in the 2005 CAFTA-DR pact. Officials in the administration are reportedly setting their sights on the three countries for reasons ranging from their relationship with China to their protection and promotion of “non-market economies.” This reasoning, though, doesn’t appear to …

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International Journalists & Activists Pen Letter To President Danny Ortega Of Nicaragua

Posted by Editor
07/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

After months of crackdowns on demonstrators, journalists and other political targets, the administration of President Danny Ortega of Nicaragua is under increasing pressure from international observers. This week, journalists and press freedom advocates from around the world sent an open letter to the President, in which they “strongly condemn the December raids on the offices …

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US “Big Stick” Policy in Nicaragua

Posted by Editor
02/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

Some of the earliest manifestations of former US President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” approach to US foreign policy can be seen in Nicaragua. In 1909, pursuant to Roosevelt’s Big Stick policy, the United States supported conservative-led forces rebelling against President José Santos Zelaya. American policy was driven by differences over control of the proposed cross-isthmus …

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President Danny Ortega of Nicaragua Moves To Silence Critics

Posted by Editor
31/12/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua – faced with civilian opposition at home and increasing condemnation from abroad – appears determined to prove that the proverbial sword is in fact more powerful than the pen. Reporters for an online news site are writing their stories in secret locations. Editors of the country’s only 24-hour news network …

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Under Danny Ortega, Protesters In Nicaragua Are Down – Not Out

Posted by Editor
24/12/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

2018 has been a tumultuous year for Central America. Unfortunately, this includes Nicaragua, where President Danny Ortega’s increasing authoritarianism has disrupted the country’s relatively superior economic and political stability in the region. Eight months after a spontaneous popular uprising left 322 people dead and 565 others in jail, Nicaraguans from cities across the country have gone underground. …

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