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Ismael Lopez

U.S. citizen shot dead in Nicaraguan prison was a Navy veteran, critic of President Ortega

May 18 2019

MANAGUA Eddy Montes, a protestor shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a change in government, his family said.

U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua killed in prison shooting

May 17 2019

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests was killed in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.

U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua dies in prison shooting

May 16 2019

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday that a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests died in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.

Nicaragua government rejects early elections after OAS meeting

Apr 24 2019

MANAGUA Nicaragua will not hold early elections, the government announced on Wednesday, after holding a meeting with the Organization of American States (OAS), which had proposed moving the next vote forward to help resolve a simmering political dispute.

Nicaraguan opposition says dozens arrested in banned protests

Apr 17 2019

MANAGUA Hundreds of Nicaraguans opposed to President Daniel Ortega took to the streets on Wednesday in protests deemed illegal by the government and several dozen were arrested, according to an opposition group, although police denied anyone was detained.

Nicaraguan bishop, a vocal Ortega critic, says he was target of assassination plot

Apr 10 2019

MANAGUA A Roman Catholic bishop in Nicaragua who has been a sharp critic of the government of President Daniel Ortega said he had been the target of an assassination plot last year and that Pope Francis had invited him to relocate to Rome.

Nicaraguan government agrees to release prisoners to restart dialogue

Mar 20 2019

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan government said on Wednesday it would release within 90 days all people arrested during several months of protests against President Daniel Ortega, as a step to restarting dialogue with opposition groups.

Nicaragua pledges to free anti-government protesters and begin reforms

Mar 09 2019

MANAGUA Nicaragua's government said on Saturday it would release prisoners rounded up in months of protests and implement electoral reforms, as talks continue with the opposition to end the country's worst political crisis in three decades.

Rights groups urge release of more Nicaragua prisoners

Mar 01 2019

MANAGUA Human rights advocates on Friday urged Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega to free 566 people still in custody that the opposition considers political prisoners following an initial release of detainees from a simmering political crisis.

Nicaragua releases 100 prisoners, national dialogue starts

Feb 27 2019

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan government on Wednesday released 100 people the opposition considers political prisoners, just as government and opposition leaders restarted talks aimed at ending a national crisis.

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