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