Nicaragua medical associations call for voluntary quarantine

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nearly three dozen medical associations in Nicaragua have called on people to observe a “national quarantine” of at least three or four weeks in an attempt to slow the corona...

US sanctions top Nicaraguan officials over rights abuses

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions Friday against two high-ranking Nicaraguan officials for their support of government crackdowns on protesters. The Tre...

Nicaragua releases more than 2,800 inmates amid pandemic

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua released more than 2,800 prisoners Wednesday, one day after the death of an inmate who reportedly had suffered from respiratory problems and while the government ma...

'Express burials' cast doubt on Nicaragua's virus figures

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Roger Ordoñez was hospitalized with breathing problems last week. When his son Enrique came to visit the next morning, the 69-year-old retiree was already ...

US willing to increase sanctions on Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United States government said Tuesday it is prepared to step up pressure on the administration of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega and applauded sanctions announced a da...

Fights to resume in Nicaragua because 'boxers have to eat'

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Boxing is set to resume in Nicaragua on Saturday with a televised eight-fight card in front of a live audience in Managua. The threat of the coronavirus was...

Nicaragua sends students back to school despite virus fears

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua ordered its more than 1.8 million students back to class Monday, in spite of concerns about spreading the novel coronavirus that have led other countries in the reg...

Nicaragua inaction on virus raises fears of regional spread

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International health officials are warning that the Nicaraguan government’s perplexing weekslong refusal to take measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus is heig...

Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest, dies at 95

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Ernesto Cardenal, the renowned poet and Roman Catholic cleric who became a symbol of revolutionary verse in Nicaragua and around Latin America, and whose suspension from the ...

Nicaragua's opposition unites against Ortega administration

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's two main opposition groups announced the formation of a coalition Friday aimed at winning the 2021 elections and ending President Daniel Ortega's rule. ...

Nicaragua court convicts ex-student in New York killing

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan court on Friday convicted a dual U.S.-Nicaraguan citizen of killing a nursing student in New York state after an unusual trial that saw many witnesses testifying...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — An exceedingly rare legal scene is playing out in the trial of a man accused of killing a nursing student in upstate New York. Former Binghamton University st...

AP Interview: Nicaragua opposition leader sees long road

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan opposition leader Félix Maradiaga says after returning from 14 months in exile that he will not leave again, even though he believes President Daniel Ortega has im...

Nicaragua group says 17 govt foes from countryside killed

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaragua human rights organization said Friday it had documented the killings of 17 government opponents from the rural north this year. Vilma Nuñez, pre...

Nicaragua da nacionalidad a expresidente salvadoreño Funes

MANAGUA (AP) — El gobierno de Nicaragua otorgó la nacionalidad al expresidente salvadoreño, Mauricio Funes, asilado en este país desde 2016 y requerido en El Salvador por supuesto peculado, enriquecim...