MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The head of Nicaragua's army has said unnamed non-governmental organizations tried to get members of the armed forces to remove President Daniel Ortega in a coup last...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government has issued an epidemiological alert over the spread of dengue fever, which has killed at least eight people this year and is suspected of sickening...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Canada's government imposed sanctions Friday on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A resumption of talks over Nicaragua's political standoff has raised hopes among those who believe it could help resolve the nearly year-old crisis and also caused some...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan media reported Thursday that a Supreme Court justice has resigned with a scathing open letter to President Daniel Ortega, who faced down anti-government protests last year by unleashing security forces and allied groups against demonstrators.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station's offices in their latest salvo against independent media and nongovernmental organizations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday added the first lady of Nicaragua and one of her senior aides to a sanctions list as part of its effort to increase pressure on President Daniel Ortega's government for its violent response to a political crisis.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega used Thursday's 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church as allies of "coup mongers."
In recent days, the government and its supporters routed some of the remaining focal points of the resistance.
During the past week Mexico elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its first leftist president in decades even as Nicaragua say a continuing wave of protests about its own leftist leader, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, who is also the vice president.
Chile has seen an uprising by women, spearheaded by college students demanding stricter laws and protections against sexual harassment.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — During almost two months of anti-government protests, symbols of President Daniel Ortega's administration and even the earlier Sandinista revolution he helped lead have been defaced and destroyed or sometimes appropriated by demonstrators.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega's first formal talks with Nicaraguan opposition and civic groups since he returned to power in 2007 quickly became heated and confrontational Wednesday.
The dialogue, mediated by the Roman Catholic Church, came after more than 60 people died amid a government crackdown on demonstrations against social security cuts.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president and first lady, Rosario Murillo, say they will attend the opening of a national dialogue Wednesday that follows weeks of protests that have left dozens dead and weakened their Sandinista government.
The talks between civic groups and the government will be mediated by Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three men have been killed amid a government crackdown on student protesters holed up in universities in Managua, the Nicaraguan capital.
Nicaragua's official news site El 19 Digital named the victims as Carlos Alberto Miranda, 19; Kevin Joel Valle, 19; and Alejandro Estrada Vega, 53. It attributed their death to "gang members of the right."
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega looked out over a sea of waving flags and clapped to the same songs that first accompanied him to power nearly 40 years ago.
To his left stood his first lady and vice president, Rosario Murillo, and to the right, Victor Tirado, another aging former guerrilla commander.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A forest fire that raged out of control for nine days in southern Nicaragua has been put out after scorching about 13,500 acres (5,500 hectares) of land in a tropical nature reserve, authorities said Friday.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, Nicaragua's former foreign minister and ex-president of the U.N. General Assembly, has died. He was 84 and had suffered a stroke several months earlier.
Vice-President Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega, said D'Escoto Brockmann died "unexpectedly" on Thursday.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — On bright-pink billboards across the Nicaraguan capital, President Daniel Ortega looms triumphantly over motorists ahead of next Sunday's vote, where he's considered a shoo-in.
He's almost never alone in those ads: Accompanying Ortega is the smiling visage of his first lady, spokeswoman and now running mate, Rosario Murillo.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit western Nicaragua near the capital Wednesday, causing at least one death, injuring five people and destroying some homes, authorities said.
Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said a 78-year-old woman in the town of Nagarote apparently died from fright of the temblor.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Officials in Nicaragua say the first baby with the birth defect of microcephaly has been born to a mother infected with the Zika virus.
Government spokeswoman and first lady Rosario Murillo said Friday evening that the baby was born in the capital of Managua. Health officials had been tracking the woman since confirming that during the fourth month of her pregnancy she showed rash and fever symptoms. Doctors did not test her for Zika at that time.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan first lady Rosario Murillo was named Tuesday to be the running mate of her husband, Daniel Ortega, in his bid to win election to a third consecutive presidential term in Nov. 6 elections.
The governing Sandinista National Liberation Front party formally registered Murillo as its vice presidential candidate.
Murillo already holds considerable power as chief government spokeswoman. Even the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials say a high-ranking national police officer has been shot to death outside his home.
The National Police said in a statement Thursday that Maj. Buenaventura Miranda Fitoria was commander of the Boaco department about 55 miles (88 kilometers) west of Managua. He was killed Wednesday night as he parked his car.
Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo says Miranda had just returned from a weekly meeting with government...