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Relatives bury Nicaraguan laborer whose death sparked migrant-work debate in Europe

Aug 28 2020

JINOTEGA, Nicaragua/MANAGUA Grieving relatives in northern Nicaragua on Friday buried the body of a Nicaraguan agricultural laborer whose death from a heat stroke in Spain this month triggered a debate about working conditions of undocumented migrants in Europe.

Nicaragua's legendary guerrilla, Eden Pastora, dies at 83

Jun 16 2020

MANAGUA Nicaragua's legendary leftist guerrilla Eden Pastora, known as 'Commander Zero,' died early on Tuesday at age 83 of respiratory arrest, his son said.

Nicaraguan government says coronavirus deaths rise to 17

May 19 2020

MANAGUA Nicaragua's Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a total of 17 people had died in the country from the novel coronavirus, while there were 254 cases in the past week, compared with a previously reported total count of eight deaths and 25 cases.

Nicaragua reports more pneumonia deaths, some tied to COVID-19

May 19 2020

MANAGUA Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Monday that 309 people have died of pneumonia since January in the Central American country, 87 more people than in the same period last year, but that only some deaths were linked to the coronavirus.

Packed hospital wards cast doubt on Nicaragua's low coronavirus count, doctors say

May 11 2020

MANAGUA Nicaraguan hospital wards are packed with patients suffering respiratory problems, according to more than a dozen health workers, casting doubt on the country's official tally of just 16 coronavirus cases and its ability to cope with the pandemic.

Nicaraguan protesters capture policeman, demand release of jailed activists

Apr 20 2020

MANAGUA Anti-government protesters in southern Nicaragua held a police officer captive for seven hours before he was set free on Monday, as they demanded the release of several youths they claimed had been arrested for opposing President Daniel Ortega.

Nicaraguan president reappears after more than a month out of public eye

Apr 15 2020

MANAGUA Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appeared on Wednesday in a live broadcast on national television after being absent from public life for a month, raising questions about his health and whereabouts as the world reels from the novel coronavirus.

Nicaraguan president missing in action for nearly one month and counting

Apr 09 2020

MANAGUA During Nicaragua's devastating civil war in the 1980s, youthful revolutionary Daniel Ortega toured every town in the Central American nation, clad in his green Sandinista uniform.

Nicaragua's economy contracts sharply amid political crisis: IMF

Feb 26 2020

MANAGUA Nicaragua's economy suffered a deeper contraction in 2019 than a year earlier, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated on Tuesday, amid a political crisis that is testing President Daniel Ortega's hold on power in the Central American nation.

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