Nicaragua passes controversial 'foreign agent' law

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s National Assembly approved a law Thursday that would give the government of President Daniel Ortega more power to monitor people, businesses and organizations tha...

US slaps sanctions on more top Nicaraguan officials

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s attorney general, the U.S.-born private secretary to President Daniel Ortega and a savings-and-loan busin...

European Parliament warns of proposed Nicaraguan laws

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution Thursday threatening sanctions if Nicaragua approves two proposed laws they say would repress free expre...

Proposed Nicaragua law could muffle dissent

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s governing party is pushing a bill that would require people, businesses and non-governmental groups that receive money from outside the country to register as “fo...

Nicaragua's Ortega threatens life sentences for opponents

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Tuesday he has proposed a legal reform to allow sentences of life in prison and threatened to use it against some government opponents...

Nicaraguans testify of abuses in crackdown on protests

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nineteen Nicaraguans who say they suffered torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their country's security forces testified to a panel of legal and psychological experts th...

Latin America's evangelical churches hard hit by pandemic

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Some 400 men and women spaced themselves across a sprawling worship hall, praying through face masks with arms raised for the health of friends and family suffering from the ...

Vatican calls for arson investigation at Nicaragua cathedral

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — An arson attack on Managua’s cathedral has drawn the attention of Pope Francis and the Vatican after Nicaragua’s vice president initially dismissed it as an accidental fire. ...

Nicaragua to appoint new ambassador to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nicaragua's official publication La Gaceta announced last Wednesday (July 22) that President Daniel Ortega issued a presidential decree to recall the Central American ...

PAHO waits for Nicaragua to approve visit by virus experts

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Pan American Health Organization said Tuesday it is awaiting authorization from the government of Nicaragua to send in a team of experts to evaluate the coronavirus outbr...

46 Nicaraguans stranded in Guatemala continue journey

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Nearly four dozen Nicaraguans stranded in Guatemala by pandemic travel restrictions for about four months said Saturday that they finally received approval from Honduras to cross...

US sanctions son of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United States Treasury sanctioned a son of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo Friday, as well as his communications company,for alleged ...

Nicaraguan government sets date for presidential election

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has finally announced a date for the next presidential election, setting them for Nov. 7, 2021, and said political parties would have extra time to ...

Fractious Nicaraguan opposition unites to challenge Ortega

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s often fractious opposition formally united Thursday with an eye to ousting President Daniel Ortega in elections next year. The formation of the ...

UN Human Rights Council condemns abuse in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned what it called serious human rights violations in Nicaragua and urged President Daniel Ortega to cease such tactics Friday. ...