Opinion

A Nicaraguan Spring or imperial spring cleaning?

Nicaragua in its current state is hardly a revolutionary paradise - but US involvement is not the answer.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

Thousands of Nicaraguans demand justice for killing of protesters

At least 43 people have been killed in the largest street demonstrations since the civil war in the 1990s.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua unrest: Dozens of held protesters released

Those released emerged from prison with shaved heads and some of them accused police of beating and torturing them.

Nicaragua unrest: Dozens of held protesters released

Latin America

Nicaragua: Protesters demand president's resignation

Unrest in Nicaragua continues with thousands marching against President Ortega a day after he scrapped pension reforms.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua pension reforms scrapped after deadly rallies

President withdraws controversial pension reforms after five days of protests which saw at least 10 killed.

Latin America

Nicaragua: At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies

Police accused of using live bullets on demonstrators as week of protests against Ortega and pension reforms continue.

At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies in Nicaragua

Latin America

Nicaragua launches deadly crackdown on anti-government protests

Pension cuts triggered mass demonstrations, which have led to several deaths, and now, the government is attempting to control coverage of the protests by shutting down independent media outlets.

Immigration

'Shocking': US ends protected status for Nicaraguans

Monday's announcement affects 2,500 Nicaraguans, but grants temporary reprieve to Hondurans who fear they will be next.

US ends protected immigration status for Nicaraguans

Weather

Tropical cyclones plague Central America

El Salvador, Honduras, Cayman, Cuba, Bahamas and Florida - all in line for tropical storm weather.

Tropical cyclones plague Central America

Nicaragua

More tropical downpours hit the Caribbean

The busy Atlantic basin hurricane season continues with a formation alert for much of Central America.

More tropical downpours hit the Caribbean

Humanitarian crises

Inside Nicaragua's bloody conflict over indigenous land

As new settlers occupy indigenous lands in Nicaragua, the violence is forcing the native Miskitos to flee to Honduras.

Inside Nicaragua's bloody conflict over indigenous land

Latin America

Nicaragua: Ortega sworn in as president with wife as VP

Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo become the first married couple to hold office in Nicaragua's history.

El Salvador

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Tremor hits off the coast of El Salvador, and was also felt in Nicaragua, which is being lashed by a hurricane.

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan leftist Ortega storms to landslide victory

Former Sandinista guerrilla wins with 72 percent of the vote as opposition vows to "fight" the outcome.

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega storms to landslide victory

Nicaragua

Nicaragua president Ortega on course for third term

Ortega leads polls with 71 percent of votes, according to electoral authorities, as opposition contests turnout.