Nicaragua


Ortega stays mum as Nicaragua continues violent downward spiral

2018-06-13 06:59

Riot police and pro-government paramilitaries attacked barricades manned by anti-government activists in the Nicaraguan capital, plunging neighbourhoods into violence and chaos.

Violence at protests in Nicaragua leaves 2 more dead

2018-05-13 09:52

Protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega's government clashed with riot police and Sandinista Youth groups in cities across Nicaragua, with demonstrators burning tires and setting up barricades in violence that left two dead and dozens injured.

Nicaraguan woman thrown into fire during exorcism, dies

2017-03-01 09:05

Authorities in Nicaragua say a 25-year-old woman died after she was thrown into a fire to drive "demons" out of her body.

Daniel Ortega sworn in for 3rd term as Nicaragua's president

2017-01-11 09:02

Daniel Ortega has been sworn in for another term as Nicaragua's president while his wife, Rosario Murillo, is the new vice president, giving a married couple the reins of power for the first time in the country's history.

Central America braces for deadly Hurricane Otto

2016-11-24 11:14

Costa Rica declared a national emergency hours before a Caribbean hurricane that was expected to rip into it and neighbouring Nicaragua.

Tiny red-eyed frogs find safe haven in Nicaragua

2016-09-13 22:03

Thousands of tiny frogs with bright green skin and big red eyes have found a safe haven from climate change in a Nicaraguan nature reserve.

6.1 magnitude quake, aftershocks shake northwest Nicaragua

2016-06-10 14:14

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake and at least four major aftershocks shook northwestern Nicaragua, triggering panic among residents and damaging some homes, officials say.

Goats play mom to abandoned tapir

2016-04-23 13:01

A baby tapir abandoned by its mother can thank female goats in Nicaragua's National Zoo for its survival, sucking at their teats for milk, the director says.

Ex-Nicaraguan minister missing, 3 dead in helicopter crash

2015-11-18 08:59

A top former political figure is missing and three others dead following a helicopter crash in southern Nicaragua, a National Police official says. Among the dead are 2 Americans

Nicaragua denies entry to French cartoonist

2015-05-21 12:29

Nicaraguan officials have denied entry to a French cartoonist who had been scheduled to speak on a panel paying homage to the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

 

'Human tragedy' of Nicaragua violence claims 121 lives - rights group

2018-06-06 14:41

At least 121 people have been killed in a wave of protests since April 18 against President Daniel Ortega's government, Nicaragua's main human rights group says, calling it a "human tragedy".

Nicaragua exorcism victim starved, beaten before killing

2017-04-27 12:48

A Nicaraguan woman who was burned to death in an exorcism that caused worldwide shock was starved and beaten in the week before her killing, say witnesses.

Nicaragua mulls climate-chance resistant coffee

2017-02-19 23:16

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

Hurricane Otto makes landfall

2016-11-24 22:18

Hurricane Otto has made landfall as a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of Caribbean coast in Nicaragua.

Quake jolts Nicaragua, one dead

2016-09-29 07:52

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nicaragua, killing a woman and damaging homes close the epicenter in the country's north, officials said.

Nicaraguan teacher arrested for helping Congolese immigrant

2016-08-24 12:37

Police in Nicaragua have arrested a schoolteacher for allegedly aiding a migrant from the African nation of Congo to cross the border along with her baby.

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Nicaragua volcano belches ash

2015-12-01 20:13

A large volcano in western Nicaragua, Momotombo, is belching ash and gas up to a kilometer in the sky, sparking fears that the giant could be waking.

Nicaragua pleads with US to call off execution

2015-08-25 17:43

Nicaraguan officials and activists have called on the US to cancel the execution in Texas later this week of Bernard Tercero, the only Nicaraguan national on death row in the US.

Nicaragua's Telica volcano spews fiery rock

2015-05-11 19:35

Nicaragua's Telica volcano, the country's most active, is spewing fiery rocks and gases dusting nearby towns with ash.

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