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Tag: Daniel Ortega

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Silence among Latin American powers: Chile, the only that openly condemn Daniel Ortega's latest offensive

    Ortega responded to his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric and reffered him as a “lap dog”

    Of the five main powers in Latin America, all of which are governed by the left, the executive of Gabriel Boric in Chile has openly expressed its repudiation of what has happened in Nicaragua after President Daniel Ortega stripped 94 opposition members of their Nicaraguan nationality and banished 222 political prisoners to the United States, declaring them stateless.

  • Friday, February 17th 2023 - 09:43 UTC

    Nicaragua bans yet another 25 NGOs

    The Ortega administration has banned 3,248 NGOs since April 2018

    The Government of Nicaragua Wednesday banned yet another 25 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including two from the United States, bringing the total list of such entities to have suffered the same fate under the Daniel Ortega regime to 3,248 since popular unrest broke out in April 2018.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Nicaragua releases over 200 political prisoners, sends them to the US

    “Let them have their mercenaries,” Ortega said on TV about those released

    The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega has released over 200 political prisoners and sent them over to the United States, it was reported in Managua. The beneficiaries of the move, including opposition leaders, priests, and critics of the government, were transferred to the El Chipote prison late Wednesday and boarded a plane in the early hours of Thursday, according to journalist Tifani Roberts, who currently resides in the United States.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Nicaraguan gov't outlaws another 58 NGOs

    After this measure, 146 NGOs have been dissolved in the last two weeks

    The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega has canceled the registrations of 58 other NGOs “for being in abandonment and having between 2 and 27 years of non-compliance in accordance with the laws that regulate them,” it was reported in Managua.