Nicaragua

Forest Fire Pushes Imperilled Parrot Closer To The Brink

A devastating forest fire in Nicaragua has destroyed a vitally important nesting and roosting site of the yellow-naped amazon, one of the most endangered parrots in Central America.
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Nicaragua's Parliament To Pardon Protesters Involved In Countrywide Rallies

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The National Assembly of Nicaragua on Saturday approved a draft amnesty law for those involved in protests that erupted across the country last year. The law will apply to everyone who participated in the protests from 18 April...
Related topics: Protests, Russia, Moscow

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Cuba Is Feeling John Bolton’s Wrath

John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua—calling them the “troika of tyranny” and the “three stooges of socialism”—and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of...
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Americans Should Be Very Concerned About Bernie Sanders' Record Of Opposing Mass Murder

Ryan CooperAs mayor of Burlington back in the 1980s, he attacked the foreign policy of the Reagan administration in Latin America, and even briefly toured Nicaragua in support of its Sandinista government. (Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/Donna Light,...
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Bernie Sanders Gets Snippy With Reporter For Asking About Anti-american Chants At 1985 Rally

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly questioned the “understanding” of a reporter who asked him if he remembered hearing anti-American chants at a 1985 rally in Nicaragua, which...

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Us Navy Veteran Killed In Nicaraguan Prison

Eddy Montes, a protester shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a change in government, his family said. Montes...
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Earthquake Shakes El Salvador, Nicaragua - Reports

The western coast of Central America is considered to be a seismically active zone, as it lies in an area where the Cocos plate rubs against the Caribbean plate.
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Why A Generation Of Latin American Leaders Failed To Deliver On Their Promise Of Progress

Following the democratic election of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in 1998, Latin Americans voted a wave of left-leaning presidents into power, including Luiz Inácio da Silva in Brazil in 2003, Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua in 2006, and Rafael Correa in...
Related topics: Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador

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Trump’s Meddling In Latin America Has Nothing To Do With Human Rights

This piece originally appeared on Truthout.  Under the guise of protecting human rights, the Trump administration is illegally meddling in three countries it has dubbed the “troika of tyranny” — Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. National...
Related topics: Human Rights, Venezuela, Cuba

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Guiado Calls For Final Phase, Maduro Supporters Rally In Venezuela

Biden surges in new polls; Google, Facebook's secretive algorithms; New Book: “Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup?”
Related topics: Venezuela, Joe Biden, Polls, Google, Social Media, Facebook, Algorithms

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Jesse Helms Rides Again

In declaring Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela America’s latest “axis of evil” and implementing Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, Donald Trump has once again demonstrated his commitment to undoing Barack Obama’s presidency—even if it means...
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Bishop Critical Of Nicaragua's Ortega Leaves For Vatican

A Roman Catholic bishop who has been outspoken in his criticism of President Daniel Ortega over Nicaragua's political standoff left the country Tuesday after being called to the Vatican indefinitely by Pope Francis. Speaking at Managua's...
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Good Friday Processions Become Protests In Nicaragua

Good Friday religious processions in Nicaragua’s capital took on a political tone as people seized an opportunity to renew protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. As hundreds of faithful walked in a traditional Stations of...
Related topics: Protests, Religion

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Trump Cracks Down On Cuba, Nicaragua And Venezuela

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders...
Related topics: Cuba, Venezuela, Barack Obama

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Police Presence Prevents March In Nicaragua 

Hundreds of police prevented a march Wednesday to commemorate a year since Nicaraguan protesters took to the streets to oppose the government of President Daniel Ortega.    Hours before the scheduled start, police vehicles lined a main...
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Nicaraguans “will Not Be Silenced”

A year since Nicaragua spiralled into a socio-political crisis, human rights leaders have called on the country to refrain from violence and uphold the human rights of its citizens. Credit: Eddy López/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS,...
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Un: Crisis Prompted 60,000 Nicaraguans To Flee In Past Year

Nearly one year after anti-government protests began in Nicaragua, tens of thousands of people have fled the country in fear for their lives, the United Nations said Tuesday. About 62,000 Nicaraguans have been forced from their homes in the...
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Nicaragua Frees Hundreds Of Prisoners Ahead Of Protest Anniversary

Nicaragua’s government released 636 prisoners Tuesday as embattled President Daniel Ortega seeks to consolidate his hold on power nearly one year since the beginning of the biggest protests to shake his government. The protests erupted last...
Related topics: Protests, Anniversaries

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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Unesco Ready To Help After Notre Dame Fire, And Updates On Libya,...

On Tuesday, top stories include: UNESCO ready to assist in rebuilding Notre Dame in the wake of a devastating fire; Nicaraguan refugees reach 60,000, a year after the crisis started; concern in Libya regarding medical access as hostilities continue;...
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Nicaragua Government Vows To Guarantee Safe Return Of Exiles

Nicaragua's government said Monday it will implement a program to guarantee the safe return of exiles, a proposal the opposition dismissed as "absurd."    Anyone who fled in the past year and does not have an open court case or formal accusation...

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