Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is to stand for a fourth consecutive term in November's general election, his Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party said on Monday.
The EU imposed sanctions Monday on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's wife Rosario Murillo, who is his vice president, as well as one of his sons and six more officials.
Another presidential candidate was arrested in Nicaragua on Saturday, police said the seventh detained by Daniel Ortega's government in the lead-up to elections on November 7.
9 Nov 2019
Nicaraguan businessmen are financing an opposition "conspiracy" against the government in the wake of the deadly 2018 protests, President Daniel Ortega claimed.
28 Jul 2018
Humberto Ortega, the ex-head of Nicaragua's military, urged his brother President Daniel Ortega in a TV interview to disband the pro-Sandinista paramilitary forces blamed for deadly violence in months of unrest.
24 Jul 2018
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega refused Monday to bow to protesters' demands that he step down, vowing in an interview with US television that he will see through his current term until 2021.
19 Jul 2018
It is saying the obvious when we remark that our world is being visited with calamity unceasingly. Only on Tuesday in Nicaragua, 280 persons lost their lives in protests against the government of Daniel Ortega, the President.
18 Jul 2018
Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
17 Jul 2018
Students marched through Nicaragua's capital Monday, chanting "GET OUT" to demand that President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo resign after a deadly weekend of clashes.
7 Jun 2018
President Daniel Ortega will meet Nicaragua's Catholic bishops Thursday to discuss resuming church-mediated talks on ending a political crisis and protest violence that has left more than 120 people dead, the bishops' conference said.
3 Aug 2016
President Daniel Ortega on Tuesday put his wife, Rosario Murillo, down as his future vice president on a joint ticket for his re-election in a November 6 vote.