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Montevideo, September 21st 2018 - 06:15 UTC

Tag: Nicaragua

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    United States describes Nicaragua's civil unrest a threat to the region's security

     “When human rights are denied, the violence and instability that follow spill over borders,” US ambassador Nikki Haley said, comparing Nicaragua to Venezuela

    United States declared Nicaragua’s civil unrest a threat to the region’s security, saying government repression of protests risked creating an overwhelming displacement of people akin to Venezuela or Syria. More than 300 people have been killed and 2,000 injured in crackdowns by Nicaraguan police and armed groups in protests that began in April over an abortive plan by leftist President Daniel Ortega’s government to reduce welfare benefits.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    The democratic challenge to dictatorships and xenophobia in Latin America

    The panel discussed the democratic clauses of the different institutional bodies in the continent against the erosion of the rule of law

    During the conference entitled “The democratic challenge to the autocracies of the 21st century in Latin America,” organized by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) on Tuesday at the Senate of Uruguay, the Government of Venezuela was described as a “dictatorship” and it was exhorted that the democratic governments of the region, especially the Uruguayan government, not be indifferent or “accomplices” against today’s Latin America’s autocratic governments.

  • Wednesday, August 1st 2018 - 08:04 UTC

    Ortega admits armed and masked paramilitaries were a “volunteer police”

    The interviews showed that the ex leftwing guerrilla who has ruled Nicaragua for 22 of the past 39 years, was digging in despite growing international condemnation

    Nicaragua's veteran leader Daniel Ortega defended brutal action by his forces against anti-government protesters, as the United States warned he and his wife were “ultimately responsible” for deaths and rights violations.

  • Tuesday, July 31st 2018 - 18:59 UTC

    U.S. revokes visas for Nicaraguan officials and is pledging funds for those fighting for democracy

    White House said that “after years of fraudulent elections and manipulation of law, the Nicaraguan people have taken to the streets to call for democratic reforms”

    The United States is revoking visas for Nicaraguan officials responsible for violence against anti-government protesters, saying these are just the start of what could be more sanctions.

  • Monday, July 30th 2018 - 12:23 UTC

    The other side of Nicaragua's instability: economic growth could drop from 4.9% to 1%.

    Central bank chief Ovidio Reyes said the initial 4.9% GDP growth forecast for 2018 could fall as low as 1% if ongoing protests continue to disrupt daily life

    Nicaragua's protracted political crisis, which has lasted well over three months, is impairing economic growth, according to the central bank. Central bank chief Ovidio Reyes said the initial 4.9% growth forecast in gross domestic product (GDP) for 2018 could fall as low as 1% if ongoing protests continue to disrupt daily life.

  • Saturday, July 28th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    World Medical Association condemns killing of medic in Nicaragua

    Brazilian student Rayneia Lima was shot this week while driving home from her hospital shift in Managua, Nicaragua's capital

    The killing of a medical student in Nicaragua has been condemned by the World Medical Association. Brazilian student Rayneia Lima was shot this week while driving home from her hospital shift in Managua, Nicaragua's capital city.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2018 - 08:03 UTC

    Statement by the UK government on the situation in Nicaragua

    The Nicaraguan Government has a responsibility to end the violence, protect its citizens and ensure perpetrators of abuses are brought to justice.

    ”The worsening situation in Nicaragua is alarming. The United Kingdom reiterates its condemnation of the violence in Nicaragua, in particular the deliberate excessive use of force by police and pro-government armed groups against the people of Nicaragua, which has led to an increasing number of injuries and deaths.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 09:49 UTC

    Nicaragua: UN Secretary General deplores and condemns violence against civilians

    Anti-government demonstrators have been demanding that President Daniel Ortega step down. More than 320 civilians have been killed since protests started

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday deplored and condemned the ongoing violence against civilians, including against students, in Nicaragua.Speaking on behalf of Mr. Guterres at the UN Headquarters, Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that “the use of lethal force is not only unacceptable but is also in itself an obstacle to obtaining a political solution to the current crisis”.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 05:49 UTC

    Nicaragua unrest kills 264: Ortega and opposition face each other amid crisis

    The death toll in Nicaragua has risen to 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said.

    The Nicaraguan opposition will intensify its pressure against President Daniel Ortega on Thursday, with a demonstration and a general strike, but the government, in counteroffensive, prepares its revolutionary commemoration march towards Masaya, the most rebellious city in the country where at least 14 people died last weekend due a raid between pro-government paramilitary and protesters.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 03:07 UTC

    IACHR says death toll from Nicaraguan unrest up to 264

     IACHR's chief Paulo Abrao told reporters the death toll in Nicaragua had reached 264.

    Anti-government protests in Nicaragua have led to a known death toll of 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday after four months of unrest, while some 1,800 people have been injured.