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Tag: Nicaragua

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Saturday, May 13th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Repression in Nicaragua on the rise

    Anyone criticizing the government of Ortega can be arrested for treason

    The Nicaraguan regime of President Daniel Ortega and his Vice President wife Rosario Murillo ordered new arrests of journalists and activists for “treason,” it was reported this week. The country's judiciary also banned a group of 25 lawyers and notary publics from practicing because they were stripped of their Nicaraguan citizenship.

  • Wednesday, April 19th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Which Latin American country is one of Russia's “most loyal partners”?

    Lavrov is to visit Nicaragua and Cuba next

    During the second stop of his Latin American tour after Brasilia and ahead of Cuba and Nicaragua, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday said in Caracas in front of his local colleague Yván Gil Pinto that Venezuela was “without a doubt” one of Russia's “most loyal partners.”

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Russian FM kicks off Latin American tour in Brazil

    Lavrov praised the region's not taking sides in the Ukrainian conflict

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is off on a Latin American tour during which he will visit Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba between April 17 and 21 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in political, economic, commercial, educational, and humanitarian matters, according to Moscow.

  • 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.”