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US unlikely to invite Cuba, Nicaragua or Venezuela to summit

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration is unlikely to invite the leaders of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba to the upcoming Summit of the Americas, a senior State Department official said Wednesday while...

Nicaragua says it is closing OAS offices, expelling staff

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Nicaraguan government said Sunday it is closing the Nicaragua offices of the Organization of the American States and expelling the staff. The announcement was...

Nicaragua tightens grip on universities to stifle dissent

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four years after university students led protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, his government is minimizing chances of a reoccurrence by seizing a dozen private unive...

Nicaragua expels international Red Cross representative

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Nicaragua has expelled the representative of the International Red Cross Committee, a local Red Cross spokeswoman said Thursday. Spokeswoman Marí...

Nicaragua's OAS ambassador: "free" after blasting government

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicaragua’s ambassador to the Organization of the American States said he had been feeling a "weight in his heart” for the last couple of weeks. He said he lifted it ...

Nicaragua's OAS ambassador says own government dictatorship

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicaragua's ambassador to the Organization of the American States denounced his own government as a “dictatorship” on Wednesday in a dramatic break with the administration of President...

Nicaraguan judge sentences 2 children of former president

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Nicaragua sentenced Cristiana Chamorro, a journalist, potential presidential contender and daughter of former President Violeta Chamorro, to eight years in prison Monday....

Indigenous leader killed, mutilated in Nicaragua

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A leader of an Indigenous community was killed in Nicaragua and his body mutilated, activists and community groups said Wednesday. Environmentalist Amaru Ruiz, di...

Vatican in 'pain' at Nicaragua expulsion of papal nuncio

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday expressed “surprise and pain” at Nicaragua's expulsion of the papal nuncio, which comes at a time of growing pressure on opposition figures in the Central Am...

Nicaragua convicts 7 more opposition leaders of "conspiracy"

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan judges on Wednesday convicted seven opposition leaders, including former high-level Sandinistas and three former presidential contenders, of “conspiracy to undermine nati...

Nicaragua sentences former official to 13 years in prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan judges on Monday sentenced a former high-level Sandinista official to 13 years in prison for “conspiracy to undermine national integrity.” Victor Hugo ...

Nicaragua moves 3 opponents from jail to house arrest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities have ordered home detention for three opposition figures suffering from health problems, one week after another died following months of incarceration. ...

Putin hosts leader of Brazil for talks amid Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro for talks in Moscow and hailed ties between the two countries, which he described as consist...

Hugo Torres, Nicaragua ex-rebel leader Ortega jailed, dies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former Sandinista guerrilla leader who once led a raid that helped free then rebel and now President Daniel Ortega from prison has died, his family announced Saturday, eight month...

2 more Nicaragua opposition figures convicted in trials

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan judges on Friday convicted a former high-level Sandinista official and a student leader accused of conspiring to de-stabilize the government of President Daniel Ortega, a...