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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaraguan lawyer Elton Ortega, defender of opposition presidential pre-candidates Arturo Cruz and Juan Sebastián Chamorro, both detained almost four months before the general elections under a law that labels them as "traitors of the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Luis Carrión, 69, is the first of former revolution commanders now opposing Daniel Ortega to announce his exile. Former guerrilla Luis Carrion Cruz, one of the 9 commanders of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, reported...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet denounced today before the UN Human Rights Council the deterioration of the situation in Nicaragua, which, according to her, makes it impossible for Nicaraguans...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico and Argentina, on Monday, June 21, recalled their ambassadors to Nicaragua for consultations, due to "the worrying political-legal actions" of the Government of Daniel Ortega, although without condemning his actions. In a joint statement,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaraguan journalist Miguel Mora became the fifth opposition presidential hopeful to be jailed in Nicaragua less than five months before the elections. The country's president, Sandinista Daniel Ortega, in power since 2007, seeks new...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaraguan authorities detained a banker as part of the wave of arrests unleashed against several opposition political leaders, including four presidential aspirants, accused under a law that classifies them as "traitors of the homeland",...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on Wednesday, June 16, stressed that "there are no conditions" for "fair and free elections" in Nicaragua and urged the "immediate release" of the four presidential candidates...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite their differences over the situation in Nicaragua, a broad majority of 26 countries joined together Tuesday, June 15, in the Organization of American States (OAS) to demand that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega "immediately"...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former president of Nicaragua Enrique Bolaños Geyer (2002-2007) died at age 93, after suffering a "health breakdown", relatives informed on Tuesday. "With deep sorrow, the family of engineer Enrique Bolaños Geyer, former president of...

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