Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government on Monday released 91 opposition prisoners held following a deadly crackdown on 2018 protests in the Central American country. Among those released was Belgian-born student leader Amaya Coppens, her family and a local rights organization said.
Dignitaries of several Latin America and Caribbean countries Saturday criticized the uprising that led the resignation of Evo Morales as president of Bolivia in - which was dubbed a “coup d'état” in a joint statement in Havanna on the closing day of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) summit to celebrate the grouping's 17th anniversary.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has expressed its concern and condemns the latest acts of repression and detention of protesters reported in Nicaragua.
The European Union adopted a sanctions framework for Nicaragua on Monday over human rights abuses and repression in the Central American country under leftist President Daniel Ortega.
A commission from the Organization of American States seeking to help broker an end to a political crisis in Nicaragua said on Sunday the government of President Daniel Ortega had barred its entry into the Central American country.
The streets of Nicaragua's main cities were empty and almost every store remained unopened during Thursday's nationwide strike which was considered a success by opposition leaders, it was reported.
Nicaragua's opposition on Wednesday called a 24-hour general strike to increase pressure on the government of President Daniel Ortega to release prisoners as agreed in peace talks between the two sides.
The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the three stooges of socialism.
The Canadian government said on Sunday it suspended financial aid to Nicaragua last year in response to human rights violations - a decision not publicly disclosed until now.
Nicaragua on Friday released 50 opposition prisoners held during nationwide protests against President Daniel Ortega, the interior ministry said, two days after the end of talks aimed at resolving a deadly year-long political crisis.