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Montevideo, June 15th 2024 - 20:12 UTC

Tag: Nicaragua

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Nicaragua on verge of FTA with China

    We thank God for the good news, Laureano Ortega Murillo said

    Nicaraguan authorities Tuesday announced that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China is ready to be signed next month after the “substantial conclusion” of the ongoing negotiations, it was reported in Managua.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    No continental shelf extension for Nicaragua onto Colombian islands, ICJ rules

    “Great victory for Colombia in The Hague,” Petro announced

    The International Court of Justice Thursday ruled in favor of Colombia, thus rejecting Nicaragua's request for the maritime space surrounding the islands of San Andres and Providencia, it was announced at The Hague.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, June 24th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    OAS wants dialogue in Nicaragua

    The OAS insisted on abiding by “the principle of non-intervention”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) asked its 35 members to do their utmost to keep bridges open with the Nicaraguan government to have all political prisoners released and reach an end to human rights violations while allowing international organizations to enter its territory, it was reported in Washington DC.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Former Salvadoran president convicted in absentia

    Funes has had Nicaraguan citizenship since 2019

    A Salvadoran court Monday sentenced former President Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) to 14 years in prison for his alleged negotiations with criminal gangs. Funes, currently living in Nicaragua, got 8 years for illicit groupings and 6 years for breach of duty. Nicaragua gave him citizenship in 2019.