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Nicaragua unrest: New law targets student protesters

The government of Daniel Ortega arrests scores of activists under a new 'anti-terrorism' law that the UN says is intended to criminalise opposition to the government, as unrest continues in Nicaragua.

Latin America

Nicaragua unrest: Ruling party accused of land grabs

Private property owners in Nicaragua accuse the government of organising land invasions to punish adversaries.

Reporter's Notebook

Memories of Nicaragua's bygone revolution

Nearly four decades after Nicaragua's revolution, former Sandinista commanders believe President Daniel Ortega has become the new Anastasio Somoza.

Nicaragua: Memories of a bygone revolution

Latin America

23,000 flee unrest-hit Nicaragua to seek asylum in Costa Rica

UN's refugee agency says 200 asylum applications are being lodged daily by Nicaraguans in neighbouring Costa Rica.

23,000 flee unrest-hit Nicaragua to seek asylum in Costa Rica

Latin America

Nicaragua forces continue to patrol protest city of Masaya

International and local human rights organisations in Nicaragua say that paramilitary groups working for the government are kidnapping and killing citizens with impunity.

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Thousands join peaceful protests in Nicaraguan capital

Rival rallies of supporters and opponents of President Ortega in Managua take place without incident.

Thousands join peaceful protests in Nicaraguan capital

Latin America

Nicaragua leader's brother calls for end to violence

Humberto Ortega has urged his brother to disband the pro-Sandinista paramilitary forces and end violence

Daniel Ortega's brother urges him to disband paramilitary forces

Latin America

Medical staff in Nicaragua sacked for treating protesters

Doctors worry that the firings are just the first phrase of retribution against those whom the government believes sided with the protesters.

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Nicaraguans mark 100 days of deadly protests

A human rights organisation in Nicaragua says that at least 448 people have been killed in the anti-government protests that began 100 days ago.

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Nicaragua unrest: Ortega denies responsibility for deaths

Nicaraguan leader refuses to step down, sayings early elections would 'make things worse'.

Nicaragua unrest: Ortega denies responsibility for deaths

Latin America

Nicaragua protests: Ortega opponents fear for their lives

Pro-government protesters have taken to the streets as intimidation of anti-government protesters causes many of the president’s opponents to go into hiding.

Inside Story

What's triggering deadly protests in Nicaragua?

President Daniel Ortega is under pressure to step down, but the leader blames others for the months of turmoil.

Latin America

Nicaragua protests: People still living in fear

Nicaraguan security forces launched what they called a 'clean-up operation' on Monimbo, a historical bastion of resistance since the Sandinista revolution.

Latin America

Nicaragua unrest: 39 years since Sandinista revolution

On Thursday, Nicaragua celebrates the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in the midst of government crackdowns on opponents, using what some would say is an iron fist.

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Pro-Ortega forces take Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Police and government-backed paramilitaries seize opposition stronghold amid international condemnation of violence.

Nicaragua: Pro-Ortega forces take opposition stronghold Monimbo