Ismael Lopez

Nicaraguan government cancels registration of six foreign NGOs

Aug 16 2021

The Nicaraguan government on Monday canceled the registration of six non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Denmark, Spain, the United States and Sweden, claiming they were violating the Central American nation's transparency laws.

OAS condemns Nicaragua's jailing of potential presidential rivals

Jun 15 2021

MANAGUA The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday expressed alarm at what it called the deterioration of the political climate and human rights situation in Nicaragua, condemning the jailing of opposition candidates and demanding guarantees for free and fair elections later this year.

Former Nicaraguan president Enrique Bolanos dies at 93

Jun 15 2021

MANAGUA Former Nicaraguan president Enrique Bolanos, a conservative who challenged corruption on the right even as he remained a steadfast adversary of his leftwing successor Daniel Ortega, has died at the age of 93, his family said on Tuesday.

Five Ortega critics jailed as political crisis in Nicaragua deepens

Jun 13 2021

MANAGUA (Reuters) -Nicaraguan police arrested and jailed five prominent opponents of President Daniel Ortega over the weekend, including one-time rebel allies who denounced the detentions as an assault on democracy.

Nicaraguan police arrest two more opposition contenders

Jun 08 2021

MANAGUA Nicaraguan police detained two pre-candidates for the presidency on Tuesday, raising the number of recent arrests of potential contenders to unseat longtime President Daniel Ortega to four.

Nicaraguan police detain another opposition presidential contender

Jun 05 2021

MANAGUA Nicaraguan police detained opposition politician Arturo Cruz on Saturday, the second arrest of an opposition leader this week, escalating the battle ahead of November elections in which President Daniel Ortega seeks to maintain his grip on power.

Calls grow for strike in Nicaragua after opposition leader detained

Jun 03 2021

MANAGUA A group representing Nicaraguan political prisoners and the mothers of those killed protesting President Daniel Ortega's authoritarian government called Thursday for a national strike after the house arrest of opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro.

Nicaraguan police place opposition leader under house arrest

Jun 02 2021

MANAGUA (Reuters) -Nicaraguan police stormed into the home of opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro on Wednesday, escalating a political battle ahead of elections later this year in which longtime leftist President Daniel Ortega is seeking to hold on to power.

Nicaragua prosecutor office seeks disqualification of opposition candidate

Jun 01 2021

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday accused presidential opposition candidate Cristiana Chamorro of abusive management and ideological falsehood, and requested her disqualification.

Nicaragua opens probe into presidential hopeful Chamorro

May 20 2021

MANAGUA Nicaragua announced on Thursday a money laundering investigation against presidential hopeful Cristiana Chamorro, who seeks to challenge longtime President Daniel Ortega in the national elections in November.

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