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Montevideo, June 21st 2024 - 11:36 UTC

Tag: Daniel Ortega

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    ALBA summit in Venezuela draws regional leaders amid calls for unity

    Ortega's arrival was greeted by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yván Gil, who emphasized the importance of the summit in strengthening the alliance and fostering regional integration

    The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, joined other regional leaders in Caracas on Wednesday for the summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), underscoring a renewed focus on cooperation and solidarity among member nations.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 20:59 UTC

    Nicaraguan clergymen said to have been freed and deported

    The report is yet to be confirmed by Ortega's government

    Nicaraguan authorities released from prison and deported Catholic Bishops Rolando Álvarez and Isidoro Mora, 13 priests, and three seminarians, it was reported Sunday in Managua. Álvarez was sentenced in February 2023 to 26 years and 4 months in prison for treason.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Nicaragua pulls Ambassador from Buenos Aires

    Milei has been openly critical of Ortega's “authoritarian” regime

    The Nicaraguan regime of President Daniel Ortega announced Monday that it was withdrawing its ambassador from Buenos Aires ahead of Javier Milei's inauguration on Dec. 10. Ortega's decision came after statements by Milei criticizing him for alleged human rights violations in the Central American country.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:28 UTC

    Nicaragua must still respect human rights outside of OAS, members of the organization said

    ”No, Mr. Ortega, it is not going to be so easy to leave the defense of human rights in the continent,” Uruguay’s Abdala said

    Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) Wednesday insisted Nicaragua must still respect human rights regardless of its detachment from the group effective Nov. 19, two years after announcing its decision to leave according to the applicable rules.

  • Monday, September 25th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Nicaraguan court hands down prison sentences to two women opposing Ortega

    The two women have been detained since April for their involvement in protests against Daniel Ortega's regime

    Nicaraguan opposition leaders Olesia Muñoz Pavón and Anielka García have been sentenced to 10 and 8 years in prison, respectively, for spreading false news and conspiring to undermine national integrity, which amounts to “treason,” it was reported from Managua on Sunday.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 07:59 UTC

    Jesuit university closed in Nicaragua for “terrorism”

    The UCA became a meeting place for opposition protesters during and after the socio-political crisis of 2018

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega ordered the seizing of all assets belonging to the Central American University (UCA) which was accused of “terrorism,” it was reported in Managua. The educational institution was run by the Jesuit community.

  • Monday, July 17th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Nicaraguan dissidents ask EU-Celac Summit to create group for the return to democracy

    The initiative is sponsored by writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, among others

    At least 160 Nicaraguan opponents who identify themselves as victims of the Daniel Ortega regime and 29 human rights organizations have sent a note to participants of the EU-Celac Summit starting Monday in Brussels to prioritize the situation in their country, it was reported. The initiative is sponsored by writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, among others.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Colombian Ambassador in Nicaragua marches in support of Daniel Ortega's regime

    The Colombian Government stated that this matter is being internally reviewed, along with possible actions against the ambassador, León Fredy Muñoz, for participating in political events.

    In the same week that a new ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is expected regarding the longstanding maritime dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua, the Colombian ambassador in Nicaragua has ignited an unexpected political controversy. The Nicaraguan opposition shared a video on social media this Monday showing León Fredy Muñoz dressed in symbols of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in support of Daniel Ortega’s regime during a march on July 7th, commemorating the revolution that overthrew former dictator Anastasio Somoza.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:35 UTC

    Nicaragua breaks up with the Holy See

    Ortega made his decision as the Argentine Pope was reaching his 10th anniversary as head of the Catholic Church

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega chose to sever diplomatic ties with the Vatican after Pope Francis dubbed the Sandinista regime as a “Hitlerian dictatorship” headed by a leader who would suffer from some sort of “imbalance.” The Pope also praised imprisoned Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez, “a very serious man” who “wanted to give his testimony and did not accept exile.”

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 09:27 UTC

    Stateless Nicaraguan writers accept new South American nationalities

    “Chile has a deep bond with Nicaragua,” Belli said

    Writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, who were stripped of their Nicaraguan citizenship by the Daniel Ortega regime which declared them “traitors to the homeland,” have made up their minds on which nationalities to accept from the multiple offers from various Latin American countries who jumped in not to leave them stateless.